Farmers in Northern Ireland encouraged to preserve heritage
from Farming Life, 3-9-03
Northern Ireland is well known for the diversity of its landscape features, particularly the many archaeological sites which are scattered throughout the countryside.
Examples of the many different types of site include standing stones, stone circles, raths, forts and underground souterrains (tunnels).
However, many important sites have been lost or damaged over the years.
Protection of these unique landscape features is paramount as they not only preserve a visible link with the past, but also contain a wealth of information about the way of life of our ancestors.
These sites can be safeguarded under the Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) Scheme and the Countryside Management Scheme (CMS).
In these schemes, the farmer receives an annual payment for the positive management of an archaeological feature.
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Posted by Jane
4th September 2003ce