Tara Hill is the spiritual capital of Ireland and is a major cultural and historical monument beloved by people all over the world.
Tara was a center of civilization seven thousand years ago. When you consider that the oldest Egyptian tomb is 5,000 years old, the magnitude of Tara’s historical significance can be better understood.
In April, 2009 scientists unearthed a wooden monument of the size and magnitude of Stonehenge at Tara Hill.
Tara Hill was the seat of the pre-Celtic civilization of the Tuatha de Danann.
www.TaraWatch.org has nominated the Tara to be a World Heritage Site, but can only do so on the condition that the M3 Motorway is re-routed because the destruction of the cultural heritage due to the motorway breaches the World Heritage Convention (http://whc.unesco.org/en/conventiontext)
Otherwise, the Tara Hill complex qualified for World Heritage Status as a natural and cultural landscape of universal value due to its cultural significance and extent of surviving remains.
If we can have the site designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as World Heritage Status site, then changes would have to be made to re-route of the motorway which runs close to Tara Hill.
70% of the Irish surveyed want the motorway to be re-routed yet the Minister of the Environment says he is unable to stop the motorway. Please help.
Please go to www.savetarapetition.net and sign
For more information go to www.tarawatch.org. Twitter hashtag is #SaveTaraHill