Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Questions (287)

Willie Penrose


287. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 230 of 13 December 2018, if a copy of the report of the archaeologist carried out in 2015 and the 2018 fieldwork results now to hand will be provided; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4685/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

I am arranging for the report on the excavations in Mayne Bog, Co. Westmeath, that were licensed by my Department in 2015 to be made available to the Deputy by the Department's National Monuments Service. However, I am advised that the complete report of the results of the 2018 assessment by the landowners of the archaeological potential of the area of bog that is subject to peat extraction is not yet available. It will be provided to the Deputy once it has been received and reviewed by the National Monuments Service.