G7344 : Winch at Baryte mines; Glencarbury

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Lugnagall, Sligo, Ireland

Winch at Baryte mines; Glencarbury
Winch at Baryte mines; Glencarbury
Winch machinery for cable aerial tramway (1940s) which carried buckets of ore down the cliff to the mill at Glencar Lough. The rope way was driven by a large electric motor & manually operated switch gear. The buckets were controlled manually by a wooden brake & disaster would follow if a runaway occurred. See Jerry Foley's excellent book ''The Benbulbin Barytes Miners''.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 7 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! G 734 447 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:21.0298N 8:24.5150W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! G 733 447
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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