Three Miles Over, Three Miles Down: Part 2 – The Life Of The Miners Underground

‘Three Miles Over and Three Miles Down’ tells the rich history and heritage of the Castlecomer Mines in County Kilkenny, Ireland. In this series we will hear the history of mines and mining in the Castlecomer area of Kilkenny from prehistory to 1969, when the mines closed, ending centuries of iron and coal mining in the area and the surrounding Leinster coalfield.

In this programme we hear about the lives of those who worked in the Deerpark mine. We walk the old mine overground and hear stories of the miners lives underground.

Contributors include: Mick Brennan-Roe, Theresa Farrell, Séamus Walsh, Willie Joe Meally, Frank Mealy, Timmy Wilson, Larry Power, Peter Kealy