HERITAGE: Do We Really Give a Damn?

from the Heritage Journal…

HERITAGE: Do We Really Give a Damn?

25/02/2013 in Access to sites, Ancient monuments, Damage and desecration, Ireland, Neglect

A guest post by Philip I. Powell. First published at
http://www.facebook.com/megalithicmonuments.ireland, reproduced with permission.

TOORMORE WEDGE TOMB

RMP No. CO148-001

A colleague, on a recent visit to a wedge tomb in west Cork, was shocked to find it being used as an out-house, containing trash bins, old rubbish and strewn with litter. I find this totally unacceptable, to see such callous disregard for a national monument and deeply concerned about what we really think about our national heritage. Is it that, unless it is given national attention via the state & independent media networks, we actually don’t care! Or are we saying that certain monuments deserve protection and others are perhaps not worthy of such protection.

Read the rest here.

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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