Farmer here. Seem to be more metal detecting going on, 4 national monuments on my farm, and have ran lads. Whats opinion on the above, quote below gives a flavour. Thanks
"There is a misconception that a licence is required to operate a metal detector in Ireland, but it’s simply not true. A licence is required – and must have been previously applied for and granted by the minister – to be in the vicinity of – or enter – a heritage site. The boundaries are clear and well avoided by a genuine hobbyist."