The Calf Well Update

By September 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Now for a Good News story

TSPG is delighted to report that damage to the Calf Well at Tara seems to be rectifying itself. The waters are subsiding after the well structure was damaged by cattle who trampled the well in, causing it to flood and get blocked up. Despite appeals for help to the National Monuments Dept. two years ago, no help ever materialised. We still do not know who legally owns the Fodeen Field and whether the farmer is entitled to let his cattle in again! Has he been issued with directives to fence off and protect the well if this is the case? I have written to National Monuments for updates and archaeology reports yet again. Soon we will be able to return to maintaining the well ourselves, as long as the cattle are kept at bay.

Photos from our recent Tour of Tara’s Sacred Wells for National Heritage Week.

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