Green Hearts for Tara Programme launches on St Pat’s Day
Poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney’s visit to the Hill of Tara in 2008 inspired volunteers to continue caring for the environs under the banner of the Tara Skryne Preservation Group. Since then, TSPG has been busy maintaining wells, propagating the Faery Tree for future generations, cleaning and reporting on heritage sites, and most of all listening to the needs of locals in the area.
TSPG are launching their “Green Hearts for Tara, 2017 Strategy” on St Patrick’s Day, promoting Tara as the “Green Heart of Ireland”.
The overall aim of the campaign is to stimulate interest and policies in areas such as heritage, tourism, sustainable transport and community empowerment. Strategies include, re-routing the proposed Leinster Outer Orbital Route north of Navan, and implementing the Tara Landscape Conservation Area Plan, which has been dormant at Draft stage since 2010.
Publicist for the group Maireid Sullivan points out that nowhere else in Ireland can claim the Tuatha De Danann, Celtic Gods and Goddesses, St Patrick, Daniel O Connell, Thomas Moore, heroes and High Kings from Fionn Mac Cumhaill to Brian Boru and host an archaeological complex of tombs, enclosures, temples and henges spanning five millennia.
No one can doubt the world wide importance of Tara and it’s unique landscape, she said.
All of the proposals in the 2017 Green Hearts campaign, aim to protect the heritage of the area while increasing employment and appropriate development via sustainable solutions. You can show your support by wearing a green heart and joining TSPG at St Patrick’s Statue, 3pm Hill of Tara, on Fri March 17th.
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Thanks to Maireid Sullivan, local contributor and reader of Tinteán, for information.