Archaeological Features at Risk: A Survey Measuring Recent Destruction of Ireland's Archaeological Heritage

Archaeological Features at Risk: A Survey Measuring Recent Destruction of Ireland's Archaeological Heritage

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

This report examines how much of the archaeological heritage of Ireland has been lost and the vulnerability of the remaining portion.

The report indicates that in the areas studied, 34% of the monuments known to have existed have been destroyed. It suggests that in the years preceding the report the rate of destruction, far from decreasing through improved legislation and raising awareness, had in fact accelerated.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Muiris O’Sullivan, David J. O’Connor and Laurence Kennedy