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Twelve Mines of Ireland

Mining History, Compilation No.45

Shalee lead mine galleriesBackground

Made for showing at the first AGM of the Mining History Society of Ireland, this DVD contains excerpts from Compilation 32: The SCMC in Ireland; with added commentary.

Mines featured include: Avoca copper mines, Co. Wicklow including Tigroney & Cronebane, Silvermines and Shalee silver/lead mines, Co. Tipperary (including underground exploration), Glendalough and Glendasan (Luganure) lead/zinc mines, Co. Wicklow, Tara zinc/lead mine, Co. Meath: the largest zinc mine in Europe (Underground and surface tour of the working mine), Bonmahon & Knockmahon (Tankardstown) copper mines, Co. Waterford.

The ruins of Dunboy Castle

Ross Island copper-age copper mine, Co. Kerry, the earliest metal mine site in the British Isles, Muckross C18th copper/cobalt mine, Co. Kerry, Cappagh C19th copper mine, Co. Cork, Mount Gabriel bronze-age copper mines, Co. Cork, The famous Allihies copper mines, Co. Cork, including Dooneen, Mountain mine, (surface & underground) Caminches, Coom, Kealogue & Dunboy Castle, Derryginagh barite mine, Co. Cork.

For many more images of Irish mines, see the Feature page "The SCMC in Ireland" and the production "Land of Poets, Scholars and Mines"

Cronebane engine house


  • With Commentary
  • NGR: Various
  • £ 12.00 - DVD
  • Running time: 31 mins.
  • Recorded 1995-1996
  • Price includes worldwide delivery.
  • 'PAL' and 'NTSC' versions available.

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