Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Save the High Queen's Rath!

Here is the latest national monument about to be destroyed by the M3 Motorway. Lismullen Rath was apparently the burial place of a powerful woman - the High Queen! - though, of course, they are calling her "a wealthy woman." (Patriarchal archaeology cannot conceive of female rulers despite oral and written tradition to the contrary.) The new Minister for the Environment is John Gormley of the Green Party, but alas it seems that, despite their earlier support for Tara, the Green Party is opting out in favour of political expediency. (That was quick, eh? No doubt about it, power corrupts.) But you can help. Go to www.PetitionOnline.com/taram3/ and sign the petition. You needn't live in Ireland to want to protect its heritage!

5 comments:

paddy said...

Christ that's an awful mess. Almost as bad as the Green Party selling out bits of their souls for power and nicer suits. And it's all my fault since I was actually responsible for getting John Gormley into power in 1997. Really, I was - check my blog if you don't believe me.

Where are the Celts when you need them...

OR Melling said...

Ach, Paddy, your blog is hilarious. Great read. And I see you are getting the rain, too! That's to make you feel at home...

Elisabetta said...

Aren't Raths thought to have the Nereids, the Oreads, and the Naiads dwelling in them? OMG! Save the Rath! I signed the petition.

OR Melling said...

Good on ye, for signing. They have found definite evidence that a woman was buried here. Had there been male remains they would have instantly named him a king, since this is the royal valley of Tara.

phoenix said...

greetings, im phoenix, i am campaigning at tara and invite all who really care to come along and join in. in soidarity we are trying to stop this illegal work with direct action---disabling their path by climbing on and standing in front of the bulldozers.
we are getting somewhere slowing down the work but need more help onsite, one role is legal witness/ observer as when we enter site they by law are suppost to turn thier engines off they are flouting that law too , we have 3 court hearings in progress to halt the illegal work and reroute further plans,come and join irelands heritage and defend tara....frontline info.contact phoenix at earthcircusnet@yahoo.co.uk

to view films taken at tara protest sites so far go to www.tarapixie.net
one love
phoenix
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