Minister O’Brien designates an area of the River Shannon at Ballymacegan Island as a Restricted Area

Date Released: Thursday, July 20, 2023

DARRAGH O’BRIEN, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, has designated an area of the River Shannon at Ballymacegan Island, between Ballymacegan Island Townland, Co Tipperary and Tiranascragh Townland, Co Galway, as a Restricted Area by means of an Underwater Heritage Order made under section 3(1) of the National Monuments (Amendment) Act 1987, for the purpose of protecting the site on account of the archaeological importance of wreck or archaeological objects which lie, or formerly lay or may prove to lie there.

The Underwater Heritage Order, made on 19 July 2023, and a map of the Restricted Area are available to view below.