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Tipperary Coalmines

Varied projects enabling ex-miners to record and share their stories of the mines.

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After 150 years of commercial mining ventures in the Slieveardagh (sleve-r -da) Hills, ending in the late 1980’s the local mining heritage is also in danger of disappearing and being forgotten. Mining was a dangerous, health damaging and life limiting occupation for the miners; but the mines were economically important to the area and the miners were loyal to each other and proud of their work. Here the locations of the mines are documented along with the mining history. The mining activities and incidents are vividly recalled first hand by men who went underground and mined the Slieveardagh Coalfield.

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