Below is a news release from Tara Watch. I have reposted it here because we all need to be made aware of how fragile our heritage is. In a world dominated by materialism rather than idealism, the past is something that is gone. For Asatru, the past is the foundation of the present and, actually, it is not gone at all - its effects are always with us.
Here is the text of the news release:
'Roestown National Monument Hurriedly Demolished to Avoid Injunction'
A highly important and unique national monument, consisting of a Bronze Age complex of underground beehive-shaped caverns, connected by a series of interconnected passageways, has been removed in the past few days from the pathway of the M3 motorway near the Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland.
Roestown was a stop-off point for the High Kings on the way to the Hill of Tara from the royal residence. It lies around a mile north of Dunshaughlin, where the M3 motorway will intersect the N3.
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Solicitors' letters had been sent to Meath County Council, the Minister for the Environment, and the National Roads Authority in February, putting them on notice that this newly discovered site was a national monument. They were warned that destroying it would be a violation of the State's constitutional duty to protect the national heritage, and that under the National Monuments Act all work on the site should cease and it should be reported to the Director of the
Instead of reporting the newly discovered national monument to the
In February, The Hill of Tara Complex was nominated to the 100 Most Endangered Sites List, published by the World Monuments Fund in
Vincent Salafia of TaraWatch said:
"The secret demolition of Roestown is an illegal act, and there will be consequences.
"This is the Saint Patrick's Day gift that the Irish Government has given to Irish people around the world. Shame on them."
"While the Government Ministers are swanning around the globe, preaching the gospel of climate change, at home they are advancing one of the most environmentally and culturally damaging projects ever conceived.”
National Roads Authority Site:
http://m3motorway. ie/Archaeology/ Section2/ Roestown3/
http://m3motorway. ie/Archaeology/ Section2/ Roestown1/
http://m3motorway. ie/Archaeology/ Section2/ Roestown2/