Written Answers - National Monuments.

Tuesday, 9 November 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 592 No. 1

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  189.  Mr. J. O’Keeffe  Information on Jim O'Keeffe  Zoom on Jim O'Keeffe   asked the Minister for Finance  Information on Brian Cowen  Zoom on Brian Cowen   if the OPW will take over the maintenance of a national monument (details supplied) in County Cork, including the adjoining car park and public lighting; and the further works the OPW proposes at this location. [27881/04]

Minister of State at the Department of Finance (Mr. Parlon): Information on Tom Parlon  Zoom on Tom Parlon  The Office of Public Works recently completed a major works programme of re-roofing at Kilcrea Friary to house the extensive carved stone collection. A continued maintenance programme is planned to include improved access, resurfacing, cleaning of vegetation and some consolidation of wall tops. [194]While the area adjoining the friary is used as a car park, this is not in State ownership and the question of the Office of Public Works maintaining it does not arise.

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