Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (104)

Dominic Hannigan

Ceist:

104. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide a list of all the official monuments in County Meath in the possession of the Office of Public Works including map references; the persons that can be contacted if there is a query regarding a monument; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29775/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Heritage Service of the Office of Public Works is responsible for the conservation, care and management of 79 National Monuments that are in State ownership or guardianship in Co Meath. These are listed below. The OPW is not in a position to provide map references for these monuments but full mapping details can be found on www.archaeology.ie. This is the website of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht's National Monuments Service and has an excellent database with mapping references.

Queries on all these monuments can be directed to either the OPW National Monuments Depot in Trim on 046 943 1352 or to the National Monuments Service of the Office of Public Works in Claremorris. Lo-call 1890 213 414

The Office of Public Works provide visitor services for all or part of the year at the following sites:

Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth.

The Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre serving all 3 of these sites is open all year round. Queries can be directed to 041 9880300

The Hill of Tara.

This monument is open to the public with guide service from late May to Mid September, Tel: 046 902 5903. Queries in the closed season can be directed to Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre.

Loughcrew.

This monument is open to the public with guide service from May to August, Tel: 049 854 1240. Queries in the closed season can be directed to the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre.

Trim Castle:

This monument is open to the public all year round but on weekends only in winter. Tel: 046 943 8619

No.

County

Description

Location

Register No

O/G

1

Meath

Church, Round Tower

Donaghmore

106

Owned

2

Meath

Chapel, Crosses

Castlekeeran

107

Owned

3

Meath

St. Columb's House, Kells

Kells (Townparks)

108

Owned

4

Meath

Church, 2 Crosses

Skreen

109

Owned

5

Meath

Newtown Trim Cathedral

Trim, Newtown

110

Owned

6

Meath

Tumulus

Dowth

147

Owned

7

Meath

Tumulus

Knowth

147.01409

Owned

8

Meath

Tumulus

Newgrange

147.03

Owned

9

Meath

Hill of Tara Earthworks

Castleboy/Castletown Tara

148

Owned

10

Meath

Hill of Ward Earthworks

Wardstown

150

Guardianship

11

Meath

Cairn N

Corstown

151.01

Owned

12

Meath

Cairn L

Newtown

151.02

Owned

13

Meath

Kells Round Tower, High Crosses

Kells (Townparks)

158

Owned

14

Meath

Duleek Priory Church

Duleek (Commons)

179

Owned

15

Meath

The Yellow Steeple, St. Mary's Abbey (Aug.), Part of Town Wall, Sheeps Gate, Porchfield

Trim

186

Owned

16

Meath

Abbey (Cist.)

Bective

187

Owned

17

Meath

Friary

Slane

188

Owned

18

Meath

St Cianan's Church

Duleek

199

Owned

19

Meath

Castle

Donore

232

Owned

20

Meath

Cannistown Church or Ardsallagh Church

Ardsallagh

239

Owned

21

Meath

Castle

Robertstown

256

Owned

22

Meath

Church

Killeen

257

Guardianship

23

Meath

Rathmaeve, Tara Hill

Odder

261

Owned

24

Meath

Church, Cross

Cruicetown

264

Owned

25

Meath

Castle

Athlumney

287

Guardianship

26

Meath

Church, Cross & Base

Rathmore

289

Guardianship

27

Meath

Cairn P

Corstown

290.01

Owned

28

Meath

Cairn Q

Corstown

290.01

Owned

29

Meath

Cairn R.1

Corstown

290.01

Owned

30

Meath

Cairn R.2

Corstown

290.01

Owned

31

Meath

Cairn S

Corstown

290.01

Owned

32

Meath

Cairn T

Corstown

290.01

Owned

33

Meath

Cairn U

Corstown

290.01

Owned

34

Meath

Cairn V

Corstown

290.01

Owned

35

Meath

Cairn W

Corstown

290.01

Owned

36

Meath

Cairn F

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

37

Meath

Cairn G

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

38

Meath

Cairn H

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

39

Meath

Cairn I

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

40

Meath

Cairn J

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

41

Meath

Cairn K

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

42

Meath

Mound M

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

43

Meath

Stone O

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

44

Meath

Tumulus B

Newtown

290.02

Guardianship

45

Meath

Cairn X

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

46

Meath

Cairn Za

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

47

Meath

Cross Yc

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

48

Meath

Fort Y

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

49

Meath

Megalithic Structure Yb

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

50

Meath

Rectangular Earthwork and Pillar Ya

Patrickstown

290.03

Guardianship

51

Meath

Danestown

Danestown

309

Owned

52

Meath

Athcarne White Cross

Reask

322

Owned

53

Meath

Cross

Balrath

356

Guardianship

54

Meath

Lintel, Fragment of Medieval Church

Dunshaughlin

400

Guardianship

55

Meath

Passage Grave

Knowth

409

Owned

56

Meath

Tumuli, Standing Stone, Inscribed Stone

Dowth

410

Owned

57

Meath

Duleek Cross

Duleek (Commons)

440

Guardianship

58

Meath

Nangle Castle (East Wall)

Trim

468

Owned

59

Meath

Sheep Gate (part of Town Walls)

Trim

469

Owned

60

Meath

Passage Grave

Fourknocks

472

Guardianship

61

Meath

Castle

Dumoe

482

Owned

62

Meath

St. Nicholas' Church

Dunsany

489

Owned

63

Meath

Ringfort

Realtoge

495

Guardianship

64

Meath

Ringfort

Ardmulchan

496

Guardianship

65

Meath

King John's Castle

Trim

514

Owned

66

Meath

Castle

Athcarne

539

Owned

67

Meath

Mound

Gaulstown

541

Owned

68

Meath

Ringfort

Robertstown

542

Owned

69

Meath

Fort

Loughbracken

543

Owned

70

Meath

Baronstown Cross

Carrickdexter

544

Owned

71

Meath

Passage Grave & 2 decorated Stones

Ardmulchan

546

Guardianship

72

Meath

Sarsfieldstown Cross

Sarsfieldtown

547

Guardianship

73

Meath

Habitation complex

Knowth

549

Owned

74

Meath

Barrow

Ninch

551

Guardianship

75

Meath

St John's Priory

Trim, Newtown

553

Owned

76

Meath

Earthworks (Slieve Breagh)

Hoards Town

596

Owned

77

Meath

St Colmcille's Well

Calliaghstown

637

Guardianship

78

Meath

Hill of Tara : medieval church, standing stones, graveyard

Castleboy

668

Owned

79

Meath

2 Forts

Mountfortescue

651

Owned