Friday, February 18, 2011

Medieval weir 'will be washed away'

One of the finest examples of a medieval fish trap in Europe is going to be washed away before its secrets can be recorded, scientists have claimed.

A 700-year-old giant wooden weir, once used by monks and to keep local lords in Co Clare trading, cannot be fully preserved because it is exposed to the forces of nature.

And with budget cuts hitting the Heritage Council there is no money to properly analyse and record the huge structure.

Click here to read this article from the Whitby Gazette

Click here to read Irish medieval fishing site will be ‘lost to the tide’ from