Mizen Mining Through the Ages
Published by Mizen Gate Tourism, written and compiled by Eugene McSweeny and funded by the Ballydehob Community Council this leaflet is a great companion for any history buff visiting the area.
“It is strange, but true to say, that the first Peelers (County Constabulary) were in Ballydehob six years before a police force appeared in central London. The reason behind their very early appearance here is due to a request from Lord Audley whose mine in Cappagh, south of Ballydehob, was damaged by workers after a new machine was introduced to make the mine more economical…” Excerpt from the Mizen Mining Brochure
This is an information leaflet only. Most old mines are on private land and are dangerous. Ground can collapse and open shafts may be hidden and flooded. Do not enter old workings without permission and guidance!
Leaflet available at the Bank House in Ballydehob and other nearby Visitor Centres.