Wednesday, December 22, 2004

And in honor of the Winter Solstice Celebrated each year at New Grange

UNESCO Looking after the stone age monument at New Grange, which measures the winter salstice:

"A delegation from the UN's cultural and scientific body, UNESCO, is expected to carry out an inspection of the proposed site of a municipal waste incinerator in Co Meath next February. The delegation has accepted an invitation from the Department of the Environment, which now looks after the Duchas heritage remit. An initial request from the UN body was sent to the Government last July. The proposed incinerator in Carranstown, Co Meath, has attracted interest from UNESCO due to its planned location beside the Bru na Boinne world heritage site, which includes the prehistoric sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The site is one of only three listed heritage sites on the island of Ireland."

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