Visiting the Ross Island Mines





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The Prehistoric Mine


The Historic Mine


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The mine site on Ross Island is open to visitors, with information plaques outlining its historical importance. Visitors should stay on the designated paths and be aware that there are open mine shafts in the surrounding woodland. Children should be supervised at all times. The Muckross and Crow Island mines are not open to visitors as there are open shafts at both locations. An exhibition detailing the mining history and archaeology of Killarney is planned for the National Park Centre in coming years.

Click here to view a walkthrough map of the Ross Island Mine Site

Further reading: William O'Brien 1996. Bronze Age Copper Mining in Britain and Ireland. Shire Publications, England.