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National Monuments

Grianan of Aileach

Grianan of Aileach

 

National Monuments in County Donegal

 

National Monuments are monuments considered to be of national importance and archaeological merit, ranging in date from the Neolithic period to modern times that are in state ownership/care. A small proportion of our National Monuments are in state ownership with the remainder situated on privately-owned land. The National Monuments Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht is responsible for the protection of our archaeological monuments under the National Monuments Acts (1930-2004). To obtain more detailed information on National Monuments, please contact:

National Monuments Service,
Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht,
Ely Place,
Dublin 2

Telephone: (01) 888 3083
Website: www.archaeology.ie 

 

National Monuments & Consent for Works

Where works are to be carried out on or close to a National Monument, Recorded Monument or within a Zone of Archaeological Potential (irrespective of whether planning permission is required or not) then the person proposing the works must give two months notice in writing to the Minister of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht prior to starting.  

 

Archaeology in the Planning Process

 

Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle

 

National Monuments in the Ownership/Care of Office of Public Works in County Donegal

Monument                                                                                                  Townland      Monument Number

Ownership/ Guardianship 

Church & Well, St. Hugh (MacBreacon's) Ballymore 139.01 O
Grianan of Aileach Carrowreagh 140 G
Penitential Station Cashel 139.02 O
Doe Castle Castledoe 319 O
Carndonagh Cross & Slabs Churchland Quarters 271 O
Church, Cross Shaft & Cross Head Clonca 25 O
Donegal Castle Donegal 174 G
Donegal Abbey (Franciscan) Glebe 175 O
Temple Cahan & Earthworks Malin Beg 139.03 O
Megalithic Tombs & Stone Enclosure Malin More 139.04 O
Mill Complex Newmills 639 O
Standing Stone Pluck 453 G
Church & Cross Ray 23 O
Beltany Stone Circle & Standing Stone Tops 463 O
Round Tower, Abbey, Two Crosses, etc. Tory Island 24 O
'Old Castle' or 'O'Doherty's Keep' Tullyarvan 435 G

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