Gold Mines, County of Wicklow

View of the gold mines near Woodenbridge in
County Wicklow, Ireland. In 1795 it became known that some of the
rivers in this region carried quantities of alluvial gold and in
fact gold nuggets were found by local people. This caused the only
indigenous gold rush in Ireland. The most profitable location for
gold mining was below Ballinagore Bridge at the 'Red Hole'. The
activities of the local peop…