A Student of History

June 6, 2007

Hill of Tara Makes Key List

Filed under: Historic Preservation,Ireland — John Maass @ 1:23 pm

Ireland’s ancient Hill of Tara, once the seat of the high kings, was today named one of the world’s 100 most endangered heritage sites.

 
 
The New York-based World Monument Fund placed Tara on its crisis list after campaigns and court battles failed to reroute a controversial motorway away from it.

The planned M3 runs through the heart of the Tara Skryne valley in Co Meath, 1.5 miles from where 142 kings are said to have once reigned.

Opponents have claimed the road, in particular a 34 acre (4000m sq) floodlit intersection north of the hill, will ruin the landscape and destroy many archaeological sites.

More is here….

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2 Comments »

  1. There’s also a BBC on-line piece today on this list of endangered places.

    Comment by John Maass — June 7, 2007 @ 6:43 pm | Reply

  2. […] under: Historic Preservation, Ireland — John Maass @ 2:40 pm As I noted recently, there’s still a fight going on over the major roadworks near the Hill of Tara in Ireland […]

    Pingback by A Student of History — June 23, 2007 @ 2:40 pm | Reply


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