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Bawnishall North Mine, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Copper was known from this area as early as 1750 but the most significant workings appear to have occurred intermittently from 1838-1863, most likely closing in 1863 with the death of the mine captain, Thomas Kitto.

There is very little output recorded from this mine and it does not appear to have been a very large operation.

The most interesting feature at this mine is the gunpowder store carved directly into the rock. There is also the remains of a plateau likely leveled by the miners, a recently collapsed shaft, and a rubbish filled 10m adit.

ITM 514658 528944

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- Barry Flannery (personal observation 26-6-2011)
- Hodnett, D. (2010) The Metal Mines of West Cork

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