Mr. Bertie Ahern, Taoiseach
Mr John Gormley, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Dear Mr. Ahern and Mr Gormley,
I write to you today to voice my shock and opposition to the M3 Motorway and proposed destruction of the Lismullen ceremonial site. I am asking you to halt this disastrous policy and to stop the encroachment of the motorway upon the area of Tara, which is surely one of the most important historic and cultural landmarks in your country, if not the world.
As an YOUR NATIONALITY (if other than Ireland) it might be said that I have no business in the affairs of your country. But as a MAN or WOMAN who has an interest in Celtic heritage and spirituality, what happens to Tara and the surrounding area is very much my concern, and the concern of like-minded citizens all over the world.
Ireland always seemed different; Ireland, always seemed to be in touch with its past like no other place, and that mystique is part of what makes your land a special place. If the M3 Motorway is allowed to proceed through this sacred area, I’m sure you will have a very fine road, but a road is all you will have, for you will have destroyed a treasure that can never be replaced.
Don’t make the same mistake that leaders of my country and others have made. Honor the past and keep it alive for future generations who may treasure the sound of the wind through the thorn trees more than the sound of tires on hard, unforgiving pavement.
Visitors come to your country to see these special places in their wild beauty, not to experience motorways, traffic jams, fumes and pollution. We come to learn about the past and to enjoy experiencing the ancient heritage of Ireland that captures the heart and mind. We do not spend our dollars to visit miles of asphalt overlying the countryside and areas of historical and spiritual importance. We want to be educated in our ancestral past and have it preserved, not eradicated, especially when alternative motorway routes, train and bus connections can be instituted.
Your government has been given a sacred trust to not only serve the present and the future, but also to respect the past. In Tara, you hold a precious and fragile thing in your hands. Do not let the history books show that one of the world’s great treasures was destroyed on your watch.
cc: Brian Cowen, Tánaiste
Paul Gallagher, Attorney General.
Seamus Brennan, Minister for Arts, Sport & Tourism
Noel Dempsey, Minister for Transport
Éamon Ó Cuív, Minister for Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
Mary Hanafin, Minister for Education and Science
Micheál Martin, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Eamon Ryan, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
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