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Save the Hill of Tara

Seaghán Ó Murchú • 2 April 2004

I urge readers to sing the online petition found at PetitionOnline: This urges Bertie Ahern to intervene to stop An Bord Pleanalta from going forward with plans for an M3 upgrade to the N3 road that will save commuting time for drivers from Meath into Dublin at the expense of one of Ireland’s most fabled sites. More information can be found at this site:

This introductory essay, by Diarmuid Doyle, was posted on the Modern Antiquarian site founded by activist/musician Julian Cope, as an extension of his massive gazetteer of the same name (London: HarperCollins—Thorsons, 1998) on over 300 British prehistoric megalithic sites. The on-line site serves as an ongoing repository of images, folklore, news, and visits by those concerned with ancient locations throughout Britain and now Ireland. These databases can be accessed via

Tara Valley M3 Plans Show Nothing is Beyond the Pale for the Road Lobby

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9 April 2004


Other Articles From This Issue:


Richard McAuley - 'a literary giant of our time'
Barney de Breadbin and Eamon Codswolloper


Hear, Hear!
Brian Mór


How Will Paisley's Rise Play in America?
Sean Mc Manus


Other Shoes

Mick Hall


A Septic Needle
Anthony McIntyre


Why More Will Hate More and Less Will Understand Less
Michael Youlton


Save the Hill of Tara
Seaghán Ó Murchú


5 April 2004


Following the True Tradition
Eamonn McCann


Sinn Fein - Sold a Pup: Martin Cunningham Interviewed
Anthony McIntyre


Going to the Flix
Brian Mór


Reports and Inquiries
George Young


State Department Flip-flop to Offset Cory?

Sean Mc Manus


Updating Capitalist Rule
Liam O'Ruairc


The Rush to Judgement: Binary Thinking in a Digital Age
Michael Youlton


"Poor people can't be engineers" - Free Market Corruption, Neo-Liberal Pretexts
Toni Solo




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