Ref NoP120/3/2/5/2
TitleSave Mullach Mór campaign
DescriptionFile of material relating to the campaign opposing the construction of an Interpretive Centre at Mullaghmore.

Copy letter from a group of botanists, geologists and geographers to Dr Alan Craig of the National Parks and Monuments Service expressing dismay at the proposal to create a tourist complex at Mullach Mór / Loch Gealain. (19 Mar 1991) 1p;

Letter from E Charles Nelson to Robinson about opposition to the visitor complex, and a copy of Robinson's reply. Mentions the airport campaign. (25 Mar - 17 Apr 1991) 2pp;

Letter from Leo Hallissey to Robinson asking him to put a statement of opposition to the centre in writing, and forward it to the Burren Action Group. A copy of Robinson's statement which includes an extract from an essay he wrote for 'The Book of the Irish Countryside' invoking the banshee Brónach Bóirne. (25 Jun - 2 Jul 1991) 3pp;

Letter from [David Henry?] to Robinson enclosing a poster advertising an art competition, part of the Save Mullaghmore Area campaign. (25 Sep 1991) 4pp;

Copy letter to The Lord Killanin from Robinson asking if the National Heritage Council can influence the decision. Enclosed is a copy of a letter Robinson has written to the Irish Times (13 Feb 1992) 3pp;

Letter fom Geraldine O'Dea to Robinson giving a list of TDs and MEPs the campaign is dealing with. (27 Feb 1992) 2pp;

Letter from Victor Westhoff to Robinson commenting on the Environmental Impact Assessment carried out on the Mullaghmore Visitor Centre. (2 Mar 1992) 4pp;

Copy letter to the OPW from Robinson commenting on the Environmental Impact Study and imploring the OPW to prevent the centre from being constructed (7 Mar 1992) 1p;

Copy of Dáil questions put to the Minister for Finance Noel Treacy by several TDs, and his responses. A compliment slip from Roger Garland, Green Party TD is attached to the list of questions. (8 Jul 1992) 9pp;

Copy letter from Finola Macnamara of the Burren Action Group to Robinson asking him to input into the consultation process on the environmental issues associated with the proposed site, and the social and economic benefits of locating the centre in a nearby village (16 Jun 1993) 1p;

Copy circular letter sent from the Burren Action Group thanking the recipient for their support. (Apr 1995) 1p;

Copy letter to the Editor of the Irish Times from Tim Robinson commenting on the ongoing controversy over the proposed Visitor Centre, and a press clipping of the published letter (28 Aug-2 Oct 1998) 2pp;

A poster for a rally to save Mullaghmore in Lisdoonvarna (1 Mar [ ] ) 1p;

Booklet entitled 'Mullaghmore The Heart of the Burren. A balanced view of an environmentally sensitive situation' issued by the Burren Action Group. (Undated) 4pp;

Offprint of Geonews, the newsletter of the Geographical Society of Ireland, with an article about the Burren Interpretive Centre. (May 1994) 1 item;

Card from Kit Ó Ceirín to Tim and Máiréad thanking them for their support over the course of the campaign (Mar 2000) 2 items.

File of press cuttings reporting on the controvery from the Irish Times, The Sunday Times, Galway Advertiser, The Sunday Tribune, and The Guardian (1991-2001) 48pp.
Date19 Mar 1991-Mar 2001
Related MaterialP120/3/2/4/5; P120/3/1/3/11 for a reference to Mullach Mór in a letter from Lord Killanin
FormatManuscript
Places
CodeSet
NA11Burren/The Burren/Boirinn
NA15Mullach Mór/An Mullach Mór/Mullaghmore
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