Written answers

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Heritage Sites

Photo of Patricia RyanPatricia Ryan (Kildare South, Sinn Fein)
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64. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the steps he will take to ensure that structures of historical, social and architectural significance are not allowed to fall into further disrepair as in the case of a burial mound (details supplied); the role the OPW has to ensure these important structures are maintained and preserved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23369/21]

Photo of Malcolm NoonanMalcolm Noonan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Green Party)
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I refer the Deputy to the reply to Question No. 670 on 24 March 2021.

None of the archaeological monuments in the vicinity of the Hill of Allen are in my Department's ownership or guardianship. Under the provisions of the National Monuments Acts, the Department has established and maintains a Record of Monuments and Places (RMP), which affords legal protection to all recorded archaeological sites and monuments in the State. A number of monuments in the Hill of Allen area are included in the RMP but not the tower/folly referred to by the Deputy.


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