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FAQ

NEW OR OLD

THE LAW AND YOU

NEW OR OLD

  1. I WANT ONE WHO DO I BUY IT FROM?

    New or old? that is the million $ question and comes down to what you can afford and if you can trust the seller to be honest with you.

    I would say buy new if you can and buy in Ireland just for backup sake.

    Saying that you can still pick up a good bargain from guys who just like to buy the latest and greatest gadgets.

    Make and models are like cars you get what you pay for but you don't need the best gear to find the best stuff.

    Cash wise look at spending just on the detector anything from €250 to €2500 for the better ones.

    Keep in mind the guy next to you with the ace 250 detector may find something we all dream about and his detector will cost only about €250.

    Detectors have limts but they are great fun and its the fun part you should think about before what you think you will find.

    I enjoy finding stuff that holds no value but the thrill of the hunt is a blast like no other.

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THE LAW AND YOU

  1. IS IT AGAINST THE LAW TO OWN OR USE A DETECTOR IN IRELAND

    The simple answer is no - you can own one and you can use one but only within the law.

    What is the law?

    A full explanation to that question is unnecessarily complex so i will cut it short and sum it up for you.

    Its up to you to be aware of the laws pertaining to metal detecting in Ireland.

    To keep it even more simple read lots and ask qurestions before you detect.

    In Ireland the use of detection devices for the purpose of searching for archaeological objects is against the law.

    You should never enter or search in any area where archaeological or national monuments are located and that means even the area around them.

    WE DO NOT ENGAGE IN SEARCHING FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECTS OF ANY KIND.

    WE WILL NOT HELP OR GIVE ADVICE TO ANYBODY WHO SEEKS THE ABOVE. REMEMBER ALL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND MONUMENTS AND PLACES OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTEREST ARE PROTECTED BY LAW. THIS MEANS ALL AREAS IN THE VICINITY OF THE ABOVE.

    I think that makes it very clear other than that you can have a great time and a great family day out. :)

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