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Calls for survey on condition and number of fairy forts

Jun 2, 2021 13:06 By radiokerrynews
Calls for survey on condition and number of fairy forts Calls for survey on condition and number of fairy forts
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The Government and local authorities are being called on to carry out a survey on the condition and number of ancient structures, which are also known as fairy forts.

Sinéad Mercier is making the call; she’s the author of a book on ringforts called 'Men Who Eat Ringforts', which documents the rise in the disappearance and removal of ringforts in recent decades.

Her call comes as a company this week was fined €4,000 and ordered to pay the council’s legal costs for failing to carry out archaeological monitoring in a large site next to a recorded fairy fort in Killarney.

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Sinéad Mercier says ring forts shouldn't just be viewed in relation to tourism:

 

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