An Roinn Tithíochta, Rialtais Áitúil agus Oidhreachta (Ireland’s Office of Public Works and National Monuments Service), get a lot of bad stick online, usually from opinionated keyboard warriors who don’t understand the realities of managing a nationwide conservation programme.
It’s nice, therefore, when they release a new project that helps to increase accessibility (and understanding) of our native monuments.
Earlier this year (in Dublin Castle from 8-12 February 2023), they held an exhibition with some stunning photographs of archaeological monuments throughout the country. If you missed that, the collection is also available in their book “Monumental Ireland” which is now available as well.
The attached image of ‘Doon Fort’ (Doon lake on the west coast of Donegal Ireland) is from that collection.