Is It Too Late For Tara?

Is it too late for Tara? Is it too late to save the Center of Ireland? I have recently discovered a letter written by a young man who is willing to do battle with those who would deface the sacredness of our people. You decide if the battle is by Intellect, or if it is by sword.

The following was written by Colm M., late of New York City. It is my opinion that his declarations are genuine, his veins flow with the Ancestors.

“The Third Battle of Tara in Sight?

When I, as a 16 year old in New York, first heard about the planning of a
road to go through the Tara/Skryne Valley three years ago, I was
completely outraged. I didn’t believe it for a while. When I heard
nothing more about it, I thought it wasn’t true, that it was just a
rumour. One year later, I moved to Ireland and I was shocked to learn
that the rumour was true. The Irish government worked hard to keep news
of it from getting out.

As a student of archaeology and a proud son of Ireland, I feel it is my
duty to try to preserve Ireland’s heritage by protecting its ancient
sites. The Hill of Tara is the most sacred site of the Irish nation. It
was the coronation site of our High Kings and the place of the death of
our ancient Celtic religion. It is the ancient capital of Ireland and the
site of two great battles. It is Ireland’s Jerusalem and like Jerusalem,
it should be defended from those who seek to destroy it.

The Irish government plans to put a huge motorway through this sacred
place in order to, as they claim, reduce the amount of traffic jams into
the Dublin area. There is evidence that a motorway will not solve the
problem of traffic congestion but may worsen it. In addition, with oil
supplies dwindling, this motorway will probably be useless in 20 to 30
years anyway. The construction of this motorway in the Tara/Skryne Valley
will almost certainly lead to urban growth. The Fianna Fail/PD/Green
Government says they won’t allow that to happen but have given no
guarantees to the contrary. This government has an appalling record of
broken promises and as such, is not to be trusted.

So, we who believe in preserving our national heritage, have to make a
choice. Do we stand by and watch a motorway and the inevitable urban
growth destroy the most important ancient site on this island or do we
organize and try to stop this desecration? The Irish government has a
duty to defend Tara, a duty that it has now abandoned.

Since the Irish government has ignored the consequences of this
disastrous plan, and has discarded its duty to protect our national
heritage, the responsibility has now passed to the Irish people.

The story of the Irish race is a story of the evolution of an ancient
people. I am proud to learn that I am a descendant of the Lords of
Aileach and the O’Neills who ruled over Ireland as High Kings for years.
When I attended the Tara lecture at Trinity College on the 22nd of
September I was impressed by the story of three strangers who in ancient
times came to Tara. Two were crowned High King and the other was Saint

It occurred to me that having been raised in New York; I am also a
stranger to Tara. I come to Tara as the fourth of these strangers.

With this in mind, I pledge by my ancestors and my heart and soul to
defend Tara to my last breath. This is my pledge as a descendant of the
High Kings. There must be no retreat from this fight. No surrender of our
ancient history to what passes for progress for as Alexander Solzhenitsyn
states, “To forget the past is to lose both eyes”.

I call on the people of Ireland to organize and campaign against a
Government who have presided over the destruction of many of Ireland’s
historical sites. There is no place in a modern Ireland for tyrants who
pretend to govern in the name of democracy but who are tearing the heart
and soul out of this ancient nation. If they have forsaken their history,
they will stand condemned by future generations and those who come after
us will remember that there was such a thing as a Celtic warrior, with a
Celtic sword and a Celtic heart! And there was a sacred and ancient site
of wisdom and culture in Ireland that was the home of our heroes and our

So, I say to all who read this, set your minds to the task at hand and go
forward with courage. If we stand together, warriors and allies alike, we
can beat the Fianna Fail Government and look forward to victory.
Remember, we are the brethren of Cúchulainn, the greatest warrior Ireland
has ever known. People of Ireland! Fight for Tara! Fight for Ireland!
Stand united under one banner! The banner of Tara and our High Kings!"

Is It Too Late For Tara?


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Tara (Teamhair) in Co. Meath, Ireland, was the ancient inauguration site of the early Irish Kings. It is connected from earliest times across the Gabhra valley with its sister, the Hill of Skryne. It is through this same valley that the Irish Government now plans to build a motorway with a huge interchange at the foot of the Hill of Tara itself.

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