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Wicklow Mountains National Park
Miners Village Glendasan

Miners' Village Glendasan

Mining was a major industry in the mountains long before the Park was established. Mining was principally for lead ore. The mines were in operation on and off for over 150 years before the last one eventually closed in 1965. The remains of the mining village in the Glendasan Valley are located close to the public road between Laragh Village and the Wicklow Gap. The area surrounding the village is covered in prominent slag heaps. This is the waste left over after the lead ore was extracted from the rock.