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Re: SAVE TARA - YOUR HELP NEEDED RIGHT NOW

Postby Ghostrider » 19 Oct 2007, 12:52

A bright initiative:

Hi everyone,

My co-author and I are mostly lurkers here, but wanted to announce
something we're doing in support of the activists and Tara. We are unable
to be at Tara in person now, so we wanted to give other folks some things
to do from afar - both practically and spiritually.

This is the announcement we've been sending out.

On Samhain night, Oct. 31 2007, people all over the world will be
uniting in a ritual to help protect and preserve one of the most
sacred sites in Ireland, and indeed the world: The Hill of Tara and
the surrounding Skryne Valley, in County Meath, Ireland.

In the time of our ancestors, Tara was the center of a ritual complex,
where signal fires were lit to mark the holy day, and whose light
spread out from hilltop to hilltop across the land. Now, the center
has been neglected, so much so that some think it is no matter to
desecrate it. So we meet on Samhain to add our energy and prayers to
help revitalise and resacralise Tara.

In the past, the signal and sacred flames were taken from Tara; but on
Samhain we will all unite to send the power and blessings back to
Tara, to rebuild the source. We will light our individual fires on
hilltops and in fields, and in homes around the world. We will have
people climbing the surrounding hills all across Ireland, and in many
countries the world around. We will unite our flames with the center.
We will unite to protect Tara.

Read more at Hi everyone,

My co-author and I are mostly lurkers here, but wanted to announce
something we're doing in support of the activists and Tara. We are unable
to be at Tara in person now, so we wanted to give other folks some things
to do from afar - both practically and spiritually.

This is the announcement we've been sending out.

On Samhain night, Oct. 31 2007, people all over the world will be
uniting in a ritual to help protect and preserve one of the most
sacred sites in Ireland, and indeed the world: The Hill of Tara and
the surrounding Skryne Valley, in County Meath, Ireland.

In the time of our ancestors, Tara was the center of a ritual complex,
where signal fires were lit to mark the holy day, and whose light
spread out from hilltop to hilltop across the land. Now, the center
has been neglected, so much so that some think it is no matter to
desecrate it. So we meet on Samhain to add our energy and prayers to
help revitalise and resacralise Tara.

In the past, the signal and sacred flames were taken from Tara; but on
Samhain we will all unite to send the power and blessings back to
Tara, to rebuild the source. We will light our individual fires on
hilltops and in fields, and in homes around the world. We will have
people climbing the surrounding hills all across Ireland, and in many
countries the world around. We will unite our flames with the center.
We will unite to protect Tara.

Read more at Hi everyone,

My co-author and I are mostly lurkers here, but wanted to announce
something we're doing in support of the activists and Tara. We are unable
to be at Tara in person now, so we wanted to give other folks some things
to do from afar - both practically and spiritually.

This is the announcement we've been sending out.

On Samhain night, Oct. 31 2007, people all over the world will be
uniting in a ritual to help protect and preserve one of the most
sacred sites in Ireland, and indeed the world: The Hill of Tara and
the surrounding Skryne Valley, in County Meath, Ireland.

In the time of our ancestors, Tara was the center of a ritual complex,
where signal fires were lit to mark the holy day, and whose light
spread out from hilltop to hilltop across the land. Now, the center
has been neglected, so much so that some think it is no matter to
desecrate it. So we meet on Samhain to add our energy and prayers to
help revitalise and resacralise Tara.

In the past, the signal and sacred flames were taken from Tara; but on
Samhain we will all unite to send the power and blessings back to
Tara, to rebuild the source. We will light our individual fires on
hilltops and in fields, and in homes around the world. We will have
people climbing the surrounding hills all across Ireland, and in many
countries the world around. We will unite our flames with the center.
We will unite to protect Tara.

Read more at http://www.paganach_d.com/tara

At the end of the pre-ritual briefing we've posted information on how
to help physically - by writing letters, sending money, calling with
moral support, or going and standing in front of bulldozers. Our
other offering is this ritual, which I wrote together with my friend
and colleague, Raven nic Rhóisín.

Note - I will be adding more graphics and smoothing out the visuals of
the website a bit more in the coming days, but all the info should be
there. We welcome your feedback! If you plan on participating in the
ritual, please consider letting us know. We may be posting a list of
participants on the site. If you write us, let us know how you'd like
to be named. We suggest using one of the formats in the ritual,
explained in under the "Introduce yourself (threefold) and Lighting
the Signal Fires For Tara" instructions on the pre-ritual briefing
page ( http://www.paganach d.com/tara/ pre-ritual. html ).

Slán!

-Kathryn NicDhàna

cross-posted to a handful of other places. feel free to re-post this message and link to the ritual on the website.

Trí caindle forosnat cach ndorcha: Fír, Aicned, Ecna
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Re: SAVE TARA - YOUR HELP NEEDED RIGHT NOW

Postby Lora » 20 Oct 2007, 17:50

I was just going to post the paganachd Tara ritual on this thread, when I realised it's already mentioned on here.

I'm going to give it a go on the 31st. Is this in the rituals and meditations folder too? If not I may crosspost (hope that's OK on this occasion, it's for a good cause after all).

Lorraine

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UPDATE

Postby Philip » 31 Dec 2007, 11:41

Irish Times - 27/12/07

'Lismullin site handed over to road contractors'

The Lismullin archaeological site in Co Meath has been handed over to
the contractor building the M3 motorway, the National Roads Authority
(NRA) has confirmed. The move means the controversial roadworks may
begin on site immediately.

NRA archaeologists have already studied the site, which includes a
number of stake holes forming an enclosure. Carbon dating suggested
they were likely to be at least 2,000 years old.

A souterrain from about the 10th century was also discovered on the
site. Archaeologists said it was possibly used for defence during the
Viking invasion.

The archaeology had also been the subject of a study by an expert
group set up by Minister for the Environment John Gormley to
determine how best to proceed, once the prehistoric nature of the
site had been determined.

The expert group which included Conor Newman, the State's foremost
archaeological expert on Tara, and Dr Pat Wallace, director of the
National Museum, advised that the archaeological remains were in
a "very vulnerable condition". This meant they could not withstand
preservation in situ and, therefore, "excavation is desirable and in
the best interests of the archaeological remains".

Efforts to contact Mr Newman and Dr Wallace were not successful
yesterday, but the department's website noted the 2,000- year-old
remains were "too fragile to remain in situ and must be recorded and
removed".

It added that "preservation in situ of Lismullin is not an option".

A spokesman for Mr Gormley said the department was not in a position
to answer detailed questions on Lismullin yesterday, given the
holiday season.

Mr Gormley has consistently maintained that he does not have the
power to re-route the motorway and has accused critics of confusing
preservation orders with directions that the route be changed.

However, campaign group Tara Watch has expressed its dismay at the
news that the site has now been legally handed over to the contractor.

Spokesman Vincent Salafia told The Irish Times the move had been
anticipated for January 8th next, and demonstrations in Dublin and
Belfast had been planned.

He said the Minister's view was "absolute rubbish" and it
was "completely misleading and false" to suggest Mr Gormley had no
powers with regard to halting work at Lismullin.

Mr Salafia pointed out that the European Commission was taking a case
against Ireland based on a claim that there should have been a new
environmental impact assessment made before a decision was made with
regard to Lismullin.

© 2007 The Irish Times

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UPDATE 2

Postby Philip » 31 Dec 2007, 11:55

Irish Indo - 27 Dec 2007
Expert claims road authority ignored advice on Tara
By Paul Melia
Thursday December 27 2007
AN EXPERT in charge of ensuring a national monument, discovered on the
route of the controversial M3 motorway was properly excavated, has
launched a blistering attack on the State and its agents.
Dr Conor Newman, who stepped aside from the advisory committee on
November 20 last, accused the Government of ignoring expert advice about
the significance of a 2,500-year-old monument found at Lismullin in Co
Meath.
And he said the road builders, the National Roads Authority, had
"wrecked" the monument, which will be covered by a road in the coming weeks.
He said the NRA had ignored expert advice that anything discovered in
the Tara Skryne Valley was associated with the Hill of Tara, widely
acknowledged since early last century.
Earlier this year, a pagan ritual site was discovered along the route,
and former environment minister Dick Roche ordered that the road be
built over it following its excavation.
"I went up to give some advice on the monument. I wasn't going to play
politics, but I felt I could stay on the committee to advise on the
excavation," Dr Newman said.
"When it got to the point where the excavation was nearing completion, I
felt it was time to go.
"In spite of all the advice, they still forged ahead. We had a
ridiculous situation of no willingness to adjust the road even slightly.
The casualty has been the truth, and the objective assessment of the truth."
Environment Minister John Gormley said last night he was "sad" to hear
of the decision, but it was something he "understood fully".
"I was conscious in asking him to serve on the committee that I was
potentially putting him in an uncomfortable position because of his
long-standing principled opposition to the road proposal," the minister
said.
- Paul Melia
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Gormley Must Order A New EIA At Tara
Scoop.co.nz
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S01212.htm
Thursday, 27 December 2007, 10:21 pm
Press Release: tarawatch.org
Gormley Must Order a New EIA at Tara
TaraWatch is calling on Minister Gormley to order a new Environmental
Impact Assessment (EIA) for the M3 motorway and the Hill of Tara
archaeological complex, before construction becomes irreversible.
The European Commission for the Environment filed a legal action against
Ireland in October on these exact grounds, in light of the discovery of
the national monument at Lismullin, earlier this year. Commissioner
Dimas has written to the Minister and ordered that a new EIA be performed.
Possession of the site of the Lismullin national monument was handed
over to SIAC Construction last week, by the National Roads Authority,
after being hurriedly excavated, but construction has not yet begun on
the site.
The Lismullin national monument has just been voted one of the Top Ten
Most Important Discoveries of 2007 by the Archaeological Institute of
America, in the January/February issue of Archaeology Magazine, along
with sites like the Solar Observatory at Chankillo, Peru; Urbanization
at Tell Brak, Syria; Homo habilis & Homo erectus remains in Kenya and
new discoveries at Greater Angkor, Cambodia.
http://www.archaeology.org/0801/topten/
An International Day of Protest will be held on January 8.
Demonstrations will be held at Dail Eireann and Stormont in Ireland.
Irish embassies will be picketed in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and
Los Angeles in the US, as well as in Australia. A large demonstration is
also planned for the Taoiseach's speech to the US Congress, early in 2008.
Vincent Salafia said:
"It is astounding that Minister Gormley would allow one of the top ten
most important archaeological discoveries in the world, in 2007, to be
bulldozed here in Ireland, under the cover of the holiday break.
"Minister Gormley must either use his ministerial powers immediately to
order a new EIA, or resign his position as Minister for the Environment.
If he allows this to go ahead he's blown all credibility as Minister.
Laura Grealish said:
"The NRA were not supposed to hand over Lismullin until January 8, but
they have done it early, to facilitate demolition over the holidays,
when nobody is paying attention.
"We are going ahead with international protest plan for Jan 8, and
calling on our many supporters, including Bono, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan
Rhys Myers, Stuart Townsend, the Chieftains, Seamus Heaney, Paul
Muldoon, Louis le Brocquy, and Robert Ballagh to come out in support.


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