G7344 : Miner's hostel for the Baryte Mines on Benbulben

taken 7 months ago, 3 km from Lugnagall, Sligo, Ireland

Miner's hostel for the Baryte Mines on Benbulben
Miner's hostel for the Baryte Mines on Benbulben
Old hostel built for miners in 1945
''During the blizzard of 1947 some men were trapped in the hostel for a number of days. The snow drifts on the mountain were over 5 feet deep & in some places up to 20 feet. We had to wait until the snow froze over before we could get off the mountain. We slid on our stomachs. The work was hard, the money was poor - so I headed to England in the early 1950s.''
Vincent Mc Nulty
Extract from ''The Benbulben Barytes Miners'' by Gerry Foley
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 7 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Industry 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! G 732 448 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:21.0775N 8:24.7370W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! G 735 448
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