Posted by Murrisk on May 24, 2002 at 22:39:23:
Excerpt from A Topographical Dictionary of Mayo by Samuel Lewis, 1837
"There is much bog and mountain, and a lake 4 miles long, in which are two islands crowned with luxuriant woods. Here is an abundance of fine limestone, which is quarried for building, and formerly large iron-works existed, of which great quantities of the scoria still remain."
Does anybody know where the iron-works were located or anything of their history ? What was the source of the iron - bog iron ? Does the scoria still exist ?