A Student of History

June 23, 2007

Hill of Tara Update

Filed 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 between preservationists and those who want a bigger and “better” road in that section of the country in order to ease traffic problems.

In a very brief update, it appears that the NRA (National Roads Admin.) disputes the fact that anything new has been found at the site, which accordingly has held up construction.  They also have a statement from May posted here, which disputes the archaeology work done near the site.

1 Comment »

  1. I’m currently preparing a series of 9 talks on The Celts for my U3A group, and am now preparing talk 6 – The Celts in ireland. I was horrified to come across this ‘news’ (to me) about a motorway going through Tara. I thought it was only in Australia that we did such things – our heritage only going back 200 years and therefore ‘of no account historically ‘ to the developers!!!!

    I would be very interested to know how far this has progressed, and whether, yet again, ‘progress’ has won.
    If not yet, then keep up the good fight!

    Comment by Rita Richards — March 31, 2009 @ 11:53 pm | Reply

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