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Tara & that highway?

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Tara & that highway?

We are beginning to plan a visit to Ireland, our first, and in looking at different websites I see there is a highway being built that will cut through the sites in Tara's valley, in spite of protests from around the world and recent discoveries of even larger ancient complexes.

Is there still time to visit these landscapes or is the valley a highway construction site now?

(Such a pity, destroying the nation's heritage so some commuters can get to Dublin faster. Guess what, it doesn't work anyway---based on US & especially NJ experience, it is really "build it & they will come"--build a big highway, wreck the countryside, and you just get a more clogged up big highway some years down the road. It encourages developers to put more housing and shopping malls farther out from the city, and cover up more of the land with concrete.)

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11. Re: Tara & that highway?

Timmycat, I have just been to Tara. You cannot see or hear the new motorway from up there. It's further away from Tara than the old road.

You cannot expect people who live around the area to live in an open air museum. They deserve decent and safe access to the existing roads.

And please think about this: without the excavations done during the road building a lot of artefacts and historical sites would not have been found.

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12. Re: Tara & that highway?

Pity they didn't leave space to put in a railline beside the new motorway. Still maybe they will eventually run it underground beneath Tara would be good, then they would find more artefacts.

13. Re: Tara & that highway?

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