Mining the Past: The History, People and Places of the Silvermines District 2020

Mining the Past: The History, People and Places of the Silvermines District.

Silvermines Historical Society 2020 Volume 8

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Mining the Past: The History, People and Places of the Silvermines District 2020.

Silvermines Historical Society 2020 Volume 8

“Is fearr an crionna na an trean, fear na gaoise na fear an ghaisce.

It’s hard to believe that we have reached the 8th year of Mining the Past, a stage that would not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of a number of people. Thank you to all our writers and contributors, and specially those who work in the background, editing, correcting and collecting, sometimes a thankless job that can go unnoticed.

Publications such as this are not to everybody’s taste and sometimes you may be asked “What’s the point?”. Interest and curiosity regarding our past are the simple answers, but also this knowledge can be like a beacon or point of reference. It can help us to know where we have been, but just as importantly, where we are going.

I especially thank you the reader. It is easier to continue this work with your encouragement, interest, and enthusiasm.

– Seán Ó Cinnéide,  Cathaoirleach