Lough Key Activity Park
Rathcroghan: agriculture and access to ancient sites with Paula Barrett, Daniel Curley & Steve Larkin
Cattle have been in Rathcroghan since the days of Queen Maeb (Maeve). With an agricultural heritage spanning more than 6,000 years, the farming community are as much a part of the area’s history as the monuments themselves. So, how can farming and public access to important sites co-exist in a way that protects these ancient monuments?
Utilising land management design and architectural solutions, work is underway on a series of walking and driving routes to provide public access to the most important archaeological sites while efforts have been made to reward local farmers for their role as care-takers of the monuments.
To coincide with W.J. Sloan Hardware’s Arts Festival window display, Daniel Curley, manager of the Rathcroghan visitor centre, architect Steve Larkin, and artist Paula Barrett (turfprojects.ie) will speak about the history of Rathcroghan, the visitor access plan and the way-marking colour scheme.