I would like to make it known that a crannog site in Co. Fermanagh will be destroyed within a week.
An excavation has been undertaken on the site for the past six weeks however the timescale set for the dig (4-6 weeks) was hopelessly inadequate. The result being that come the deadline, this Friday 20th, the archaeologists will be forced to leave this important site, with perhaps half the archaeology unexcavated and unrecorded, and the heavy plant machinery will move in and obliterate it.
I realise that this is a forum based in the Republic and not in the North but all attempts to involve the relevant agencies in this jurisdiction have been redundant.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to sway the Roads Authority and the NIA towards giving this rare crannog excavation the time needed to be completed and recorded properly?