A Guide to the County of Wicklow by George Newenham WrightA Guide to the County of Wicklow by George Newenham Wright

A Guide to the County of Wicklow

byGeorge Newenham Wright

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827. Excerpt: ... side of the mountain, by the upper end of Glenmalure valley, to the grand waterfall called the Ess. In this route a glen is passed, not unlike the Glen of the Horse on Mangerton, in the county of Kerry; one of its sides is composed of perpendicular pillars of granite blocks, regularly formed and laid over each other like columns of basalt; a person may stand upon the top of one of them, and look down its perpendicular side to the very bottom of the glen. It was here that an ill-fated outlaw, in attempting to escape from a party of military, pushed his horse at full speed down the mountain side, and being unable to rein him when he reached the precipice, both horse and rider went headlong down the steep, and perished at the instant that they reached the bottom. GLENMALURE MINES. Let Us suppose the tourist again returned to the Ess Waterfall, or to the Donard road, at the head of the glen, and we shall conduct him thence to the mines of Ballinafinchogue. The vein of lead on the north-eastern side of the glen has been traced to a distance of 400 fathoms, and during that length found to be confined to alternate beds of granite and mica slate; the ore is discovered in the north, south, and also the centre of the vein, and when these three deposits of galena incorporate, a very valuable body is formed: white lead ore, both massive and crystallized, occasionally appear, together with hornblende, copper, and iron pyrites, and heavy spar; but the principal constituents are quartz and galena. The extent of the works is about 1G0 fathoms, one hundred on the right, and sixty on the left of the adit level. The annual produce of the mine is estimated at about four hundred tons of galena, which yield oh the average 68 per cent, of lead: there is a smelting house near th...
Title:A Guide to the County of WicklowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217669964

ISBN - 13:9780217669962