Thursday, March 13, 2008
Slaughtering Irish Heritage at Tara
As we come up on St. Patrick's Day, I'm minded to speak of the current events at Tara in Ireland.
Tara includes "...a number of ancient monuments, and, according to tradition, was the seat of Árd Rí na hÉireann, or the High King of Ireland." Pre-Celtic monuments and structures dating back to the Neolithic period around 5,000 years ago are thick through this area. The archaeological sites are so extensive around the Hill of Tara they've never been completely mapped or examined. Currently, a major roadway is being built through the area, threatening to irrevocably destroy artifacts and structures which are without peer.
Kathryn NicDhàna has written extensively about this recently on her blog at Pàganachd Bhandia and I really suggest you take a look at three of her recent posts which are full of excellent links to videos and support info.
- Brilliance and Bravery at Rath Lugh
- More details from TaraPixie
- All Out Emergency - The Battle of Rath Lugh
Today Squeak D-locked herself by the neck to a jack holding up the roof of the tunnel, making it impossible to remove her without bringing down the tunnel. It kind of puts things like signing petitions of protest online into perspective. I've got the utmost respect for her. You can see a video of her down in the tunnel which is immensely inspiring and I highly recommend it.
Never underestimate the power of activism to change society. The question is: How far are you willing to go achieve your goals?
Listening to: "The Battle of Evermore" by Led Zeppelin