Mining Topics - what?

Mining artefacts in the Glendasan Valley, March 2007
Joan Kavanagh
Cornish rolls crusher, Glendalough, one of the finest examples in Britain or Ireland
Martin Critchley
Section of the Lode Of Glenmalure Lead Mines by Thomas Weaver, 1812
Martin Critchley

All research starts with questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why?

What is mining all about?

How is mining carried out?

What was mined in Glendasan, Glendalough and Glenmalure?

How were the Wicklow Mountains formed?

What minerals were in Wciklow?

Who developed the mines? Who worked in the mines?

When was mining carried out in the Three Valleys?

Why did mining wax and wane at different times?

These questions and more will, hopefully, be answered for those who are interested in learning more about the rich industrial heritage of the Three Valleys.

And no doubt more questions will be posed and with input from the wider world will, hopefully, be answered too!

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