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Why is it illegal to use Metal Detectors in Ireland

  • 03-11-2021 11:01pm
    Posts: 0

    Another great historical treasure find in England.

    It's illegal to use a metal detector in Ireland, except on the beach. You can't even search your own land. The theory seems to be better the treasure rot in the ground than be sold off to a foreign buyer.

    I'd love to go out searching for archaeological artefacts. But it's not allowed here.

    This thread isn't for the archeology forum because it will be immediately locked.

    I wonder how many Irish treasures have been ground up by mechanical diggers and tractors over the past century?