Open­ing of Min­ers Way walk on Fri­day

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A NEW 20 km way marked trail from the Glen­dasan val­ley near Tur­lough Hill to the Bar­a­vore mine site in Glen­malure is be­ing of­fi­cially opened this Fri­day.

This trail cel­e­brates the pres­ence of min­ing en­ter­prises in the three val­leys of Glen­dasan, Glen­dalough and Glen­malure in the nine­teenth cen­tury and min­ing in Glen­dalough up un­til the 1950s.

The de­vel­op­ment of this spec­tac­u­larly scenic way marked walk has been over­seen by the Ru­ral Re­cre­ation Of­fi­cer, Bryan Fen­nell and has been made pos­si­ble by the col­lab­o­ra­tion of the Glen­malure Pure Mile Group and the Glens Of Lead Group, to­gether with the co­op­er­a­tion of the Na­tional Parks and Wildlife, Coillte and Wick­low County Coun­cil, on whose lands the trail runs.

For­mer miner Robert Carter, Ash­ford and for­merly of Glen­dalough, will be present to launch the event, to­gether with Min­is­ter of State An­drew Doyle and Pat Casey,T.D .

In­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed poet Jane Clarke will be present read her new poem cre­ated to com­mem­o­rate the min­ing her­itage, while ear­lier poetry al­ready writ­ten to cel­e­brate the min­ing her­itage will also be re­cited on the day.

The event be­gins at the Lu­ga­nure site in Glen­dasan at 1 p.m. on Fri­day, June 7 and con­tin­ues with the of­fi­cial open­ing in Bar­a­vore, Glen­malure at 2.30 p.m. fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments in Glen­malure Lodge, poetry and mu­sic and the launch of the new Min­ers’ Way map and leaflet by Cllr Pat Kennedy.

The Min­ers Way walk will be launched on Fri­day.

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