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To Brian Cowen - An Taoiseach, Republic Of Ireland

category national | history and heritage | opinion/analysis author Sunday August 10, 2008 02:33author by Concerned Report this post to the editors

Disinterred Bodies

This week has been a distressing week for those of us who remain faithful to our Ancestors. On Tuesday of this week, August 5th, 2008, many witnessed photos which documented further destruction in the Tara-Skryne Valley, the historical seat of the High Kings of Ireland, and the Sacred Center of the Island. Oh, the Gabhra still flows, her waters now muddied and sullied by the endless pounding of machinery. The earth herself is groaning in agony from the wretchedness of the devastation. like a Mother who's child has been ripped from her womb.

Being fully aware of the scars which have been left in the wake of the M-3 Motorway, I realize there is very little that can be done at this point to go back and repair the damage which has been wrought. However, you and your Ministers are fully capable of coming up with a plan to divert the Motorway away from the Valley immediately.

Roads come and roads go, but our Ancestors were only here once. To pummel the earth beneath which they rested, to bulldoze vast areas and dig up the bones which were resting peacefully, is an act of inhumanity. To have removed cremations, such as the ones at Ardsallagh, to squirrel away remains from Collierstown in plastic bags to unknown sites, well, that is abominable, beyond disgraceful. Shame on you and all involved. It is a bloody wonder that something you could not possibly fathom has not risen up in indignation and outrage, from under the very ground you and your kind have desecrated.

At least, not yet.

author by jm - hail errispublication date Sun Aug 10, 2008 21:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

> many witnessed photos

I must have been at work - can you post a few links?

cheers

j

author by linkspublication date Mon Aug 11, 2008 01:24author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Here you go:

http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/muireanntemair/...2008/

Collierstown ancient graveyard
Collierstown ancient graveyard

Related Link: http://www.savetara.com
author by M. Ni Bhrolchainpublication date Mon Aug 11, 2008 23:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This is a photograph taken on the day of protest at Tara. This is the beginnings of the construction of the "crib wall" to "protect" Rath Lugh. Five months after a report told them that remedial work should be carried out asap, they begin - during a deluge. Ah well, its the NRA I suppose. Cannot expect brains there.
Rath Lugh was Two fields away said M. Deevy, January 2007
http://www.savetara.com/articles/2007/011607_agency.html
Of course the road was supposed to be 110m away from the actual Rath, it
is 20m.

Here are the rest of the photos - not taken by me, still can't visit these "sites" - bail conditions of a court case that is now going on 12 months.

http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/muireanntemair/...0808/

Rath Lugh's crib wall 080808
Rath Lugh's crib wall 080808

Related Link: http://www.savetara.com
author by a common manpublication date Tue Aug 12, 2008 09:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It is really good to see that terylene sheeting is being used to protect Rath Lugh from further damage and will prevent land slippage by weathering.

After the sheeting will come a deep layer of clay layer, clamping it into position, followed by soil and then be finally grassed over.

Good engineering & planning by the NRA

 
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