A Roscommon farmer says there's a good level of interest among local landowners in Rathcrogan to help protect archeological treasures.
Gerard Healy is involved in the Farming Rathcroghan Project in Tulsk since 2019.
The five year scheme assists farmers in Rathcroghan in maintaining the archaeological landscape, the biodiversity of the area, and the quality of the water.
Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show, Gerard says the scheme will help farmers maintain a viable livelihood while respecting the unique local landscape.
'This project is preserving the archeology but being able to farm it and make some kind of living out of it because a lot of the farmers here no more than myself are part-time.
It's farmer led rather than someone coming down telling you this is what you are going to do to get this.
The farmer has a lot more influence on what happens on its land now but also getting paid for it.'