Farming Rathcroghan Project- Sustainable Farming in the Rathcroghan Archaeological Landscape

Total budget: 984000

Main funding sourceRural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
Project typeOperational group
Starting date2019
End date2023

The objectives of this project are to:

Manage the landscape in order to sustain a viable and vibrant livelihood for its farming community.
Promote, preserve and conserve the archaeological, cultural and ecological heritage of the area.
Improve water quality and biodiversity.
Promote best practice in relation to carbon sequestration initiatives.
Devise a system of dynamic pedestrian route-ways to provide public access to the landscape.
Increase awareness and recognition amongst the general public of the significance of Rathcroghan as a farmed archaeological landscape and of the central role of its farming community in its care and conservation.

The project will actively:

Test and develop a management regime with farmers linked to the National Monument Service, State agencies and other relevant national bodies.
Test and develop innovative management solutions to sustain a viable farming economy in harmony with the cultural and ecological assets of the landscape.
Test, develop and implement best farming and archaeological practice to proactively monitor, manage, and enhance the cultural landscape in an environmentally-friendly way.

Make available, through engagement with key stakeholders, the archaeology expertise to the local farming community necessary to support the care and management of the cultural landscape.

Contact person: Daniel Curley

Address: c/o Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Tulsk, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.

E-mail: Phone: +353 (0)71 9639268

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