Dereenlomane Barytes Miners, Ballydehob, West Cork.   Closed c 1920,  from Schools, 1901, 1911 Census.


The mines were at one time, either the largest barytes Mine in Europe or the World.   It employed hundreds in the late 1910s. After its closure many emigrated to the coal fields of South Wales or to the USA.   It is difficult to identify the miners as many are returned in the census as labourers.

The mine operated an aerial ropeway to export the ore through Dunmanus Bay.

Scart and Barytes Mines Derreenlomane, (Doirín na Lomán: Little Oakwood), Ballydehob, West Cork, Barytes Mines