17 April 2008

World Heritage Day at Trinity College

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Trinity College Dublin will mark World Heritage Day this Friday, April 18th, 2008 with a special gathering and event in the college's Swift Theatre.

ICOMOS - the International Council on Monuments and Sites, is hosting the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2008. The theme for this year is "Religious Heritage and Sacred Places", which is particularly appropriate for the Hill of Tara.

A number of high profile speakers will address the recent announcement by the Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, that a member of ICOMOS has been retained in order to promote the nomination of the Hill of Tara archaeological complex to UNESCO World Heritage status, despite the M 3 motorway being built through it.

The event takes places tomorrow (
Friday, April 18th) in the afternoon - between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. - in the Swift Theatre of Trinity College, Dublin.
Admission is free, all are welcome, and the more people attend, the better are the chances to make an impact and be heard by the media and by usually ignorant politicians who want to build the M 3 through the Skryne Valley.

The Emerald Islander

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