Installation of Steam Engine on Lord Bandon’s Barytes Mines (Dereenlomane),1867, and local Road Damage.

At the time roads were maintained on contract for a period usual three years approved by the Grand Jury at presentments. At one of these the Rev. Pratt, the local Church of Ireland Minister, pointed out the the road between Durrus and the Mines was in a dreadful state due to the operation of the mines. He felt it unfair that the local population should bear the cost of rehabilitation.

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