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Hill of Tara


CD to support the courageous people of the front line at the Hill of Tara,

" support the courageous people of the front line at the Hill of Tara, who - regardless of risks for their lives, health or civil rights - have been blocking the bulldozers for months now, which are digging up ancient ground, the ground of an official World Heritage Site, the ground that holds the first High Kings of Ireland..."

More info here:


"Orthostat, The Mound of Hostages"

Sean Moriarty's research paper which shows the complexity and signifacance of the Hill of Tara and the orthostat at the Mound of Hostages can be read and downloaded here:

The film by Maireid Sullivan (which is on this profile) which is based on Sean Moriarty's reasearch paper "Orthostat, The Mound of the Hostages"

Tara: Voices from Our Past ~ a recent discovery
a short film by Mairéid Sullivan

"Over the past five years, there has been considerable controversy regarding construction of the M3 Motorway in County Meath, especially in light of the discoveries at Roestown, Lismullin and Soldier Hill. While those finds are extremely significant, they pale in comparison to a more recent discovery at Tara.

A short film by the award winning documentary filmmaker and musician Maireid Sullivan, which is based on the research paper "Orthostat, The Mound of the Hostages" shows that the complexity and importance of The Hill of Tara goes well beyond what we've known about the site for the past few millennia.

The Tara complex is a major part of the cultural heritage of the Irish people, yet it's being destroyed by those in the government who have been entrusted with protecting it. In stark contrast, governments of third world countries are going to great lengths to excavate, restore, preserve and protect their monuments, and prosecute those who injure or deface them."
Gavin Douglas Posted by Gavin Douglas
10th November 2007ce
Edited 29th November 2007ce

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