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Celtic Cultural Sites in Crosshairs of Road Project
Day to Day - World
by Rob Gifford
August 17, 2006 ·
The Irish government has embarked on a massive road-building program to cope with the country's steep economic expansion.
However, a new proposed motorway will plow through some of Ireland's richest archaeological sites -- including the site of Tara, considered by many to be the birthplace of Celtic culture.
Opponents of the plan say Ireland's government is ignoring lessons learned when other important historical sites were destroyed or damaged.
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