Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Peak District Mines Historical Society Ltd.

Kilkenny's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Coal Mines

Britain's Active Mining History Society

From the Tables compiled by John Gerrard, H.M.Inspector for the Manchester District in his Report for 1896


List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in Co. Kilkenny, Province of Leinster, during the Year 1896.

Name of Mine
Situation
Owner and Postal Address
Manager

Under-
Manager
Workers
Minerals Worked
Remarks
U/G
Sur.
Gurteen
Castlecomer
Messrs. Hill and Dobbs, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Jas. M. Wright
Patrick Ryan
36
16
Coal, A

Jarrow, "Nos. 6 & 7"
Castlecomer
Joseph Dobbs, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Wm. Wilson
Wm. Lynch
109
42
Coal, A

Rock
Castlecomer
Joseph Dobbs, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Wm. Wilson
Patrick Ryan
105
30
Coal, A

Skehana
Castlecomer
Messrs. Hall and Shortall, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Michael Brennan Rush

21
10
Coal, A

Total
271
98

The initial letters attached to the word "Coal" in the column "Minerals Worked" indicate the kind of Coal produced, as C Coking Coal; G Gas Coal; H Household Coal; M Manufacturing Coal; S Steam Coal.

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