The ancient and modern history of the maritime ports of Ireland by Anthony MarmionThe ancient and modern history of the maritime ports of Ireland by Anthony Marmion

The ancient and modern history of the maritime ports of Ireland

byAnthony Marmion

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... Irish Acts relating to fishing, and substitute others now in force in England; the bill, however, does not appear to have been followed up. A company is now forming in Dublin, it is said, with a large capital, which is to be employed in deep sea fishing on the western coast, and, it is to be hoped, with better success than others which have preceded it. Mines And Minerals.--The unexplored treasures which the land of Ireland contains have been as much neglected as those of the sea that circulates round its coast. Although gold, silver, lead, copper, and other metals were early discovered on the island, no encouragement was given through many a dark and turbulent age of its history by the great landed proprietors to seek after mines; or, if accidentally discovered on their estates, to work them. The public mind was always impressed with the idea that gold existed in the country to a considerable extent, and the discovery of nuggets and particles of that metal occasionally picked up in the Wicklow mountains, and towards the end of the last century, by the peasantry in the streams of the Kinsela mountain, to the extent of £10,000, were calculated to confirm it. The government, on ascertaining that gold had been discovered to some extent in the latter place, took possession of the district, and appointed agents to superintend the works; but, after two years operations, all that was collected amounted to only 945 ounces, which sold for £3,675, while the expense of the establishment was considerably more; the property was given up in consequence, and although subsequently leased to a London company, the pursuit was finally abandoned. It was not until within the last half century that any progress was made in mining operations in the...
Title:The ancient and modern history of the maritime ports of IrelandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217293565

ISBN - 13:9780217293563

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