Sadly the Metal Links Project draws to a close at the end of March. It has been an exciting three years and we would like to thank you all for your help and support. It is because of you that our project has been successful. If you wish to find out more about the project areas and their continuing work please visit their project websites. There are www.rcahmw.gov.uk; www.coppercoastgeopark.com and www.glensoflead.com
Here are a couple of laser scan and panoramic tours that have been created of mine sites in the Metal Links Project. One is of an usual wheel pit at Temple Mine, Ceredigion. The other is of Tankardstown on the Copper Coast European Geopark. Enjoy
For the next month the Amlwch Agewell Group have an exhibtion showing at Oriel Mon at Llangefni, Anglesey. The exhibition focuses on the old shops that were important to the mining town. It is free so if you are in the area pop in and have a look.
Transport and Tourism Minister Mr. Varadkar told a packed Copper Coast Geopark Centre on Sunday evening that “The Copper Coast Geopark can become the anchor for the developing east coast heritage trail which will stretch from Dundalk to Waterford”. Mr. Varadkar was launching the Copper Coast Map and Guide, produced as part of the Metal Links project. The guide tells the story of the coastal villages, mining history and the accessible geological heritage sites that can be found between the Comeraghs and the Coast. The innovative map gives you a bird's eye view of the area and shows opportunities where the visitor can enjoy their time in the Copper Coast European Geopark
If you want to get involved with mining in Wales here is a group who do sterling work at mine sites not only to preserve them for the future but also understand them. Have a look at their website to find out more
On Sunday 26th January The Minister for Transport,Tourism and Sport, Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D., will officially launch the Copper Coast Map and Guide and the short animated film, "The Copper Coast_a journey through time" at the Copper Coast Geopark Centre at 6.00pm. Please show your support.
Exciting opportunity to explore some panoramic images of Tankardstown, not only above ground but also of some of the underground workings!
We have been busy working on an animation of the Pont Ceunant hydro electric generating station in Ceredigion which was built to provide power for the nearby Frongoch mine. We are entering the final stages and hope to have it complete in the next month so watch this space...
Taoiseach(prime minister) Enda Kenny visited the Copper Coast Geopark Centre for its official opening on Saturday. He was presented with The Metal Links project film on the Miners of the Copper Coast and a copy of the soon to be released tourist map of the Copper Coast. Pictured are Joe Greene,Metal Links Project, Damien Geoghan, Mayor of County Waterford,and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
You can read more in the news article http://www.irishtimes.com/…/copper-coast-geopark-visitor-ce…
Cwmystwyth mine features in this years Aditnow Calendar. The profits from the calendar will go to the Cambrian Mines Trust this year so please show your support
Congratulations to our project partners over at the Copper Coast Geopark. Their silent film, Copper Coast Miners, which was commissioned by the Geopark through its Metal Links project has won second place in the prestigious Waterford International Film Festival out of 36 films selected from 8 European Countries and 2 in North America. The film which tells the story of a mining family on the Copper Coast in the mid-1800s and is shown daily (Tue.-Sun. 11.00am to 6.00pm) at the Copper Coast Geopark Centre, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford where it forms part of its Mining Heritage Exhibition