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Nenagh history talk on Mogul Mine

Friday, 11th January, 2019 9:33am
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Nenagh history talk on Mogul Mine
Nenagh history talk on Mogul Mine

On Monday night next at 8pm in the Abbey Court Hotel, Ormond Historical Society will be delighted to present a talk on the Mogul Mine in Silvermines, which was officially opened slightly more than 50 years ago in September 1968.

The talk will be given by local mine historian, Denis Gleeson. At the time, the Mogul Mine was Europe’s largest base metal mine. It was a significant employer for Nenagh at the time, employing 500 locals and Canadians, some of whom came to live in newly-created estates in Nenagh town.

Extensive drilling took place through the 1960s and 1970s and the mine produced 400 tonnes of concentrate per day, which was brought to Foynes in Limerick via a spur line specially built by CIE. It was a booming economic period for North Tipperary at the time.

We look forward to hearing more details from Denis on Monday 14th. Entry fee for the talk is €5 for non-members and, as usual, those who wish to join the Ormond Historical Society on the evening can offset their entry fee against membership for the rest of this season.

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