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Agreement between Richard Earl of Bantry and Charles Thomas, Ardnamana House, Schull, Co.Cork granted
mining rights in Lisherenig, Bantry, for 12 calendar months on 25th April 1867,
giving at the end of term one 16th of the value of all minerals take from the
land. Licence extended by 6 months from 25th April.

From Catalogue of Bantry House Papers, Boole Library, UCC.

Captain Thomas was an active mining promoter at the time.

There are quite an amount of old mine working in surrounding townlands.