National heritage destroyed?
October 7, 2006 6:38 AM   Subscribe

Last two links are not working!
posted by octomato at 6:45 AM on October 7, 2006

2 working links, one redirect, 2 404s. I give you a C-
posted by fatbobsmith at 6:46 AM on October 7, 2006

Really? I gave him an F. I guess my High School wasn't lying, it does change from grader to grader.
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 7:03 AM on October 7, 2006

I can't see where any of the links say what the hill of Tara actually is

( American Southener's initial connection to "Tara" also includes Scarlett...)
posted by gminks at 7:04 AM on October 7, 2006

The Irish government is planning to run a highway through the hill of Tara
posted by dhartung at 7:07 AM on October 7, 2006

And in Ireland, "through" apparently means "nearby"

posted by dhartung at 7:11 AM on October 7, 2006

Tara was the ancient capital of Ireland and the seat of the Ard Rhi, the High King. The hill itself was the location of the high king's stronghold.
posted by Iridic at 7:14 AM on October 7, 2006

Speaking as someone who has driven in Ireland: they need more highways. Lots more.
posted by jellicle at 7:35 AM on October 7, 2006


I am supposed to be outraged, right?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:56 AM on October 7, 2006

I am not the original poster, but I think the last link should be this.

I can't track down the intended penultimate link but these articles from the same site seem relevant: here or here (both PDFs).
posted by Hogshead at 8:12 AM on October 7, 2006

posted by xthlc at 8:14 AM on October 7, 2006

"roll up the window, now, brian, you've got a little edge that's making a whistle"

"my window's rolled up fine, sean"

"oh - oh"

*fiery car crash*
posted by pyramid termite at 9:06 AM on October 7, 2006

Cuchulainn must be turning in his sick-bed.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:20 AM on October 7, 2006 [2 favorites]

Pass the shrooms.
posted by homunculus at 9:37 AM on October 7, 2006

Homunculus - since last January the shrooms are no longer available (in shops).
posted by Elmore at 9:55 AM on October 7, 2006

At this rate they should complete their highway system just in time for driving to be priced out of reach of the ordinary person. They should probably concentrate on their rail system, like, y'know, we haven't done.
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:57 AM on October 7, 2006

Er, hasn't this been in the news for more than a year now?
posted by jamesonandwater at 3:18 PM on October 7, 2006

JAW - I think this is recent news because the high court case was just dropped this week. Yeah, to some this is relevant, but not mefi fpp relevant. Anyone who cares already knows, but I admire brujita for posting it. (And yes, it is just near to the hill, but will cover a huge amount of never to be investigated heritage - read tourist - sites for good). Shame no one cares.
posted by Elmore at 4:39 PM on October 7, 2006

posted by moonbird at 6:09 PM on October 7, 2006

This reminds me of Stonehenge. I was expecting it to be on a quiet peaceful hill somewhere and then when I arrived I discovered it's actually situated between two bustling motorways. There is nothing like looking at an anciet monument while semi-trucks carrying beer speed by.
posted by jasenlee at 7:20 PM on October 7, 2006

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