Dáil Éireann - Volume 621 - 20 June, 2006
Written Answers. - Archaeological Sites.
Mr. Naughten Mr. Naughten
Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 167 and 775 of 8 November 2005, the steps his Department is taking to provide public access to sites at Rathcroghan, County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23444/06]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche:In agreement with Roscommon County Council and under its responsibility for the conservation of archaeology, my Department has commissioned consultants to carry out a conservation study of the Rathcroghan, County Roscommon archaeological complex. It is intended the study will assist in the development of a conservation framework for the site, which will prioritise features of archaeological importance within the study area and suggest workable policies for their conservation. Issues to be addressed in the study will include the improvement of public access, having regard to the complex ownerships involved. The consultants appointed are required in the execution of their brief to consult with relevant stakeholders in the study area and to complete the preparation of the plan by end 2006.
Dáil Éireann 621 Written Answers. Archaeological Sites.