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Ireland | Highway project would destroy historic buildings & landscapes, preservationists warn

A proposed upgrade of the M11 motorway through Co Wicklow will devastate some of the county’s most important protected buildings, historic gardens and landscapes, conservationists are warning.

The Irish Georgian Society (IGS) said it was dismayed at the suggested routes for the road improvement – a flagship scheme in the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 masterplan – and the “apparent lack of any consideration” to their impact on the area.

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