Save Our Eire 6 Sign

Save Our Eire 6 Sign

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Eire 6 Restoration Group started this petition to Department of Housing (NPWS)

The National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) which, after granting approval for the restoration to proceed in February 2020, suddenly issued a “stop and vacate” order for our work on June 30th. The project involves the restoration to its original condition, of the Howth “EIRE 6” WW2 neutrality sign on the East Mountain and to honour the local volunteers of the local Coast Watching Service who built the sign and served throughout World War 2 to protect the people of Howth and indeed of Dublin. The project was nearing 75 per cent completion when the NPWS issued its order via email.

 

The Project has caught the imagination of the local and wider community, the spirit of young students in the local schools, including school projects, significant broad and social media attention, with a wide recognition that the EIRE 6 sign is a tangible part of our local history. 

We stand proudly by our work.

The Parks and wildlife service have declined phone calls or invitations to visit the site in order to meet with us and discuss a collaborative way forward to complete the project, keeping all environmental considerations in mind.

The Howth EIRE 6 Restoration Group is hereby alerting our very many volunteers and the wider community as to why the restoration work has ceased due to the action of the NPWS, which runs counter to the expressed wishes of the local people. We wish to assure all of our intent to appeal, and we earnestly request you to voice your support through all mediums available to you to assist in reversing this regressive decision.

This is our heritage. This is our history. This is our community.

 

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