National Monuments Act, 1930

Removal of monuments to museums.

13.—(1) Where the Commissioners or a local authority are the owners of a national monument which either is not affixed or attached to the ground or though so affixed or attached is capable of being removed without injury to the monument itself or to the ground to which it is affixed or attached, the Commissioners or such local authority (as the case may be) may, if they think it desirable so to do for the protection or preservation of the monument or in the interests of archaeology or for any other reason, remove such monument and deposit and keep deposited the same in some public museum in Saorstát Eireann for the time being approved of by the Minister.

(2) Every national monument deposited under this section in a public museum shall while so deposited be open to inspection by the public in like manner as the other exhibits in such museum.