Mining through the Millennia Exhibition

An exhibition of people and mines, organised by the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland and the Geological Survey of Ireland. The development of human society is dependent on the exploitation of mineral resources. Visit the exhibition and take a trip back from Stone Age and Bronze Age times, to the present day, focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries when mining in Ireland was common place.

This exhibition was launched for National Heritage Week 2001 and ran at the GSI until September 2002 and again in 2005. The 38 panels (1m x 70 cm) and a range of associated objects are now available for loan and temporary display to any museum, centre, heritage office or library elsewhere which would like a temporary exhibit. Contact Sarah Gatley for information : 01 678 2837 or Sarah.Gatley@gsi.ie

It has also been displayed in Wicklow County Council Buildings, Wicklow Town. New panels linked to the area have been added to the exhibition.

Themes covered by the exhibition:

Introduction
The Stone Age
The Bronze Age
Iron Age and Medieval mining
Coal mining
Pictorial Representation
Genealogy

MHTI Conservation project

Mining Districts
- Avoca, Co. Wicklow
- Ben Bulben, Co. Sligo
- Berehaven, Co. Cork
- Bunmahon, Co. Waterford
- West Carbery, Co. Cork
- Dereenalomane, Co. Cork
- Silvermines, Co. Tipperary

• Mining - Legal and Finance
- Company tokens
- Leases
- Finance

Cornish Mining Technology
- Engine technology
- 19th century mining, underground
- 19th century mining, on the surface

Modern metallic mining
- Tynagh
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Aspects of modern underground mining
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Current perspectives
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Mine and quarry railways
Economic Geology/Non metallic mining
- The dimension stone industry
- Slate mining
- Aggregates and industrial minerals

Introduction


The Stone Age




The Bronze Age




Iron Age and Medieval mining




Coal mining
Miners profiles

Jim Saunders


Patrick Egan


Michael Nolan

Pictorial representation






Genealogy




Mining Districts

Avoca - 1
Avoca - 2
Ben Bulben
Berehaven
Bunmahon

West Carbery

Dereenalomane

Silvermines

Legal and Finance

Company tokens

Leases

Finance

Cornish Mining Technology

Engine technology

Underground

On the surface - 1

On the surface - 2

Modern metallic mining

Tynagh


Aspects of modern underground mining - 1

Aspects of modern underground mining - 2

Current perspective

Railways

Economic Geology
Dimension stone industry
Slate mining
Aggregates
MHTI Conservation Project

For more information about Mining Heritage in Ireland, please visit the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland website at www.mhti.com