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Glengowla

Synopsis
Glengowla lead mine near Oughterard, County Galway in Ireland started in 1851 and mining was suspended in 1865. During that short 14 year period, "160 square fathoms" was stopped to produce 390 tonnes of lead containing 28kg of silver. Today the mine is rich in what was left behind by the miners. The Geoghegan family have put in a an amazing amount of time and effort to re-open the mine and make it safe for visitors once again to explore this fascinating site.

This DVD is a completely new production replacing the one made in 1997 entitled OLD GLENGOWLA LEAD MINE. The main feature is an underground tour guided by Keith Geoghegan followed by exploration down to water level to see the glittering crystalline mineralisation. Extra chapters include an illustrated talk by Dr. Matthew Parkes, Dr. Martin Feely of NUI Galway describing the geology, and a visit to the mine museum with Paddy Geoghegan.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Archaeology; Engineering
Keywords
industrial archaeology; lead mining; mining equipment; mining industries; silver-mining industries

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
36 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

I A Recordings

Distributor

Name

I A Recordings

Email
info@iarecordings.org
Web
http://www.iarecordings.org External site opens in new window
Phone
01907 224 509
Address
PO Box 476
Telford
Shropshire
TF7 4RB
Notes
I.A. Recordings specialises in industrial archaeology and is dedicated to recording past and present industry on film and High Definition video, recording working industry as well as the remains of past industries. The archive contains complete productions and unedited footage, much of it available for sale on video or DVD.

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