West Cork History

Carrigbuie, from George Bennett’s History of Bandon 1869
About five miles south-west of Bantry is the pretty little village of Carrigbuie. It is agreeably situated at the head of Dunmanus Bay–one of the great inlets from the Atlantic–and in a district where copper barytes, flags, and slate of superior quality, are to be found in abundance. The copper-mines in this locality are favorably known. The “south band,” which runs along the coast from Mizen-head to Roaring-water, has already produced copper-ore worth a hundred thousand pounds. The Bandon barytes mine has rewarded the energy and perserance of a Liverpool company with a yield of several thousands of tons. Flag quarries, which overhang the sea, produce flags of a fine buff co lour, and are represented as capable of being worked to great advantage; and the slate veins of Sea-lodge and Rossmore, already traced to a length of two miles, are found…

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