Thursday, June 14, 2012

Minister condemns attack on Tara stone

 The Lia Fáil, Stone of Destiny, on the Hill of Tara, which was damaged in the attack.Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

MINISTER FOR Heritage Jimmy Deenihan has condemned apparent vandalism to the Lia Fáil standing stone that adorns the Hill of Tara in Co Meath.

In recent days it was noticed that it had been struck with a heavy object and fragments had broken off the national monument.

The damaged areas are clearly visible as white patches around the top of the stone.

“Shocking” is how the chairman of the Heritage Council and archaeologist Dr Conor Newman described it.

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