Ireland [USED] Exploring the Mining Heritage of County Wicklow

[USED] Exploring the Mining Heritage of County Wicklow

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Edited by Dr. Martin Critchley, published by the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council, 2008, soft back, 48 pages.

County Wicklow has a long and rich heritage of mining, probably starting in the Bronze Age and continuing until recently. This mining was principally for copper, lead as well as lesser amounts of sulphur, iron, ochre, gold, silver and zinc. The main areas of mining activity were the Avoca Valley, Glendalough and Glendasan Valleys and in Glenmalure.

This publication describes the history of mining at each area, and is designed to complement the local Mining Heritage Trails which have been, or are in the process of being developed. The aim of the brochure is to provide people, particularly those enjoying the walks, with information on the history of each mining area and to promote visits to individual site of former mining activity; thereby providing a stimulus to future plans to promote the conservation of artifacts and features of the mining heritage at each site.
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