15 Mar 2009

Tara meeting at the Jonathan Swift Theartre

Lectures and panel discussion, hosted by The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin and TaraWatch


Jonathan Swift Theatre - Trinity College Dublin

Tues, 24 March 2009 - 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm.

Admission free - All welcome

This is the first meeting of the The Hill of Tara Round Table, a problem-solving initiative, aimed at finding a mutually beneficial solution to the Hill of Tara / M3 motorway problem.

There will be a focus on the UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination of the Hill of Tara, as well as the public consultation currently being conducted by the Department of the Environment, Heritage, and Local Government, on Ireland's List of Tentative UNESCO Sites.

There will also be lectures on the law of the human right to culture and the protection of cultural heritage sites in Ireland, in order to stimulate debate on the value of Tara, and cultural sites.


Sean Goggins (NUI Galway, Irish Centre for Human Rights) on human right to culture;

Meghan Aibigail (NUI Galway/University of Texas Law School) on UNESCO and protecting cultural heritage;

Sue Redican on the UNESCO nomination of the Great Blasket Islands;

Vincent Salafia, TaraWatch - The UNESCO nomination of the Hill of Tara and other sites.

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