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Sligo’s Neolithic tombs are being vandalised ‘on scale never seen before’

Five-thousand-year-old Neolithic tombs in Co Sligo are suffering damage and vandalism “on a scale never seen before” and will not survive unless action is taken immediately, archaeological experts have warned.

There are 75 passage tombs in Co Sligo, almost one-third of the estimated 240 in the State, according to the Sligo Neolithic Landscapes Group, which is pressing for the county’s Neolithic heritage to be deemed a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
moss Posted by moss
23rd July 2020ce

Comments (2)

It's so sad. Upland cairns seem to take a battering everywhere. Hard to know what's best to do to change folk's behaviour and to make them care more.

Not stone related but I read this today, sad times.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
25th July 2020ce
This is so infuriating. It's going to get to the stage where lots of these places will be closed to the public. I nearly came to blows with an idiot in Loughcrew last week. And just today at Dowth, more interference with the cairn. The perennial question: what is wrong with people? Fucking twats. ryaner Posted by ryaner
27th July 2020ce
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