Many of our myths contain the idea of sacred marriage between the goddess of the land, Maeve, and the mortal temporal king. Maeve, from the Old Irish name...
Blessed is this sacred isle
with sites of great antiquity
but beloved the county royal
where High Kings ruled with equity
Blessed was the land of Fail
for its shrines of weeping waters
but hallowed are Tara’s halls
for love’s buds and Danu’s daughters
Manifold are the monuments
the bounty of spirits ancestral
for Meath’s silver raiment
shadow’s the noble Kestral
Erin has her multitudes
of stones and mounds and fields
the pious make their platitudes
on Tara’s hills – golden auras yield!
Close by that great philosopher
that wise old Goddess the Boyne
lies Tara’s Hill the Muses’ dream –
its book an erect spine
Where Eochaid spoke a salutation
and the Druids music crafted
where art and honour stabled their station
and annals and sagas drafted
Where Cormac MacArt was the patron
of the Brehon Laws sagacious
and Conn of the 100 battles run
where Clan and Royal were gracious
The matrix of Eriu’s first born
our forefathers spirit catalyst
where Lia Fail would cry and mourn
on Tara’s Hill a sparkling amethyst
Blessed is the land of Banba
for whom the bards extoll
but time’s acclaim eludes Tara
if it bleeds we’ll lose our soul!
© Roibeard McElroy 2004
The Tara Skryne Valley is a beautiful area to visit and it holds a special place as the cultural centre of Irish heritage and history.
If you are out and about in the valley and you see something that concerns you or you are curious about e.g. surveying, diggers etc, please let us know so we can investigate.
It may be something that we're already aware of but on the other hand, it may not, so the sooner we're advised of any activities the better.
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