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Opening of the Boyne Interpretive Centre

Postby the_power on Wed May 07, 2008 9:00 am

Hey, it seems a big deal was made out of the opening of the new Boyne Interpretive Centre yesterday. As well as pictures of Ahern & Paisley, they had some nice photos in the morning papers...it seems security was tight, so everyone had their weapons checked!

Who was there ? What was it like ? Is the new centre worth a visit, even when there aren't muskets being fired ?

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Re: Opening of the Boyne Interpretive Centre

Postby rinuccini on Wed May 07, 2008 9:20 am

More here
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/nort ... 386720.stm

Display was organised by Boyd from Irish Arms and we had English, French, Italian and Dutch re-enactors as well as Irish both north and south. The security was laughable, the guy with the metal detector looked at us standing there with swords, muskets and gunpowder and all of us burst out laughing spontaniously at the ludicrousness of it all. :roll:

A few of the lads on the forum here were also there, the European guild, and Knights of Redemption.

They rushed the opening of the centre forward to accommodate Bertie so it's not fully finished. At 3.70 Euro for an adult ticket, it's worth a visit, you get to see the little 15 min film we made last year.

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Re: Opening of the Boyne Interpretive Centre

Postby ferret on Wed May 07, 2008 10:13 am

Maybe he’s looking for dirty socks.??????????? :twisted:


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Re: Opening of the Boyne Interpretive Centre

Postby Dave Mooney on Wed May 07, 2008 1:53 pm

Save Tara Protesters where there.
Tara Protestors Picket Ahern At Boyne Site
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4NI Northern Ireland News - 06 May 2008

Protestors used today's opening of the Battle of the Boyne site as a platform to criticise the outgoing Taoiseach's reign and to protest against the plans for the construction of the M3 motorway. The 'Save Tara' protestors descended on the official opening of the 500-acre site, which borders Co Louth - bought by the state in 1999 to preserve the site - to mark outgoing Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's time in power as a "monument to bad planning and unsustainable development".

Mr Ahern was today making his final official public engagement before he submits his resignation to President Mary McAleese at Áras an Uachtaráin this evening, marking the end of his 11-year reign as Taoiseach.

Vincent Salafia, a Dublin lawyer from TaraWatch, criticised Mr Ahern, saying: "When it comes to the environment, Bertie has not been a 'fixer' or a 'peacemaker'. He has been a wrecker and a bully.

"The Tara dispute is driving a stake through the tourist potential of Ireland, which is the only industry that we will have left to rely on, if things keep going the way they are. We will now be closing the Bertie petition, and launching a UNESCO petition, to ask them that the M3 be rerouted, before Tara is declared a World Heritage site.

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The Hill of Tara, located near the Boyne site has been a major source of contention in the past few years. Thousands of protestors have asked the Irish government to re-route the M3 motorway from the Hill, as they believe it will destroy the heritage. A petition containing almost 40,000 names was handed to Mr Ahern's office urging him to reconsider the route as one of is last acts of office.
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