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Some people have asked to see the full text of the letter from the
European Parliament Committee on Petitions relating to the
planned new N6 Upgrade Road, which was designed to go
through the Celtic heritage site in the Turoe / Knocknadala
area of East County Galway (Republic of Ireland).
Scanned copies of the two separate texts, a letter dated July 6th
2005, and an attachment dated October 21st 2004, can
now be viewed at the Internet address provided below.
There is a statement in the EU texts which reads: " ... it is not expected that the
construction of the project will be funded (by the European
Regional Development Fund)".
This may mean the new N6 Upgrade road will not now go through the
Turoe / Knocknadala area as planned?
This EU statement about funding may also have very important implications
for the protection of the Battle of Aughrim heritage site? -
which is located approximately 5 miles to the west of Ballinasloe.
As some will already know, the Battle of Aughrim (July 12th
is considered by many to be the bloodiest and most decisive
battle in recorded Irish history. It is often referred to by reputable
historians as "Ireland's Gettysburg
", and it very firmly cleared up
certain doubts regarding the Catholic / Protestant
conflict which remained after the Battle of the Boyne
a year earlier in July 1690
. Further information
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Friday 12th August 2005