Mining the Past The History, People & Places of Silvermines District is a Silvermines Historical Society 2014 publication.
With contents and topics such as Memories of Binn Na Sgeach by Fr. Nicholas Madden and Dolla 1938 – The Year of the Flood by Joan Kennedy, this book is sure to appeal to all with links to the history and the area. Other topical pieces include Private Philip Hynes – A Soldier of the Great War by Mary Kennedy and Private Thomas Grace Awarded the Victory Medal by Michael Maguire. The book also contains life stories such as The Life and Times of a Country Vet, the account of Mr Jack Powell, the 101 year old retired (only relatively recently) veterinarian who has owned 41 Volkswagens!