More info from the Campaign to Save Tara...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dr. Muireann Ni Bhrolchain [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 27 May 2007 14:49
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> Subject: PRESS RELEASE - CAMPAIGN TO SAVE TARA
> Campaign to Save Tara - Press Release
> Man-made structure on the route of the proposed M3
> Members of the Campaign to Save Tara and the Solidarity Vigil have
> discovered another underground structure between the sites of
> Collierstown and Roestown while scouting the Valley sites on Saturday
> 26th May. This is obviously a man made subterranean site and was not
> picked up by the geophysical survey. This again shows the
> inadequacy of
> the preliminary investigations carried out on the route.
> It is right in the middle of the route of the proposed
> motorway, at a 45
> degree angle and what is visible is about 30 feet long. This was
> revealed when the construction workers were using heavy machinery for
> stripping topsoil in preparation for the hard core of the
> road. There is
> no evidence of archaeological activity in the area.
> On the advice of an independent archaeologist the National Museum will
> be informed immediately. There will be a full occupation of
> the complex
> until the Museum staff arrive. This is the section of the motorway
> project that was defended by conservationists during the past week.
> Without this action this latest find would now be covered by hard core.
> Perhaps this discovery explains why construction workers were so heavy
> handed with the conservationists during last week. The confrontations
> that occurred on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday happened within 100
> yards of this new possible site. Did the NRA and the
> contractors realise
> that there was something to hide here?
> For verification Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin 087-9249510
> Vigil Phone Number 086- 1758557