The Youtube channel “Geocoast” have a video interview of geologist Dave Naylor, talking about coastal mining in Ireland.
RTE (amongst others) have picked up on (to me) well known fact that centuries ago, people drank beer in lieu of water as the treatment of the latter did not exist and beer was safer to drink.
They have focused on the number of pints that stonemasons drank, however, it was a society wide practice.
The BBC have an article about the cable cars of Chiatura, in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
The Guardian has a report (and video) of the latest craze in part of Australia – that of surfing down the spillway of the Clarrie Hall dam.
Paul Rondelez will be giving the above titled talk on 6th November 2017 @ 20:00 in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
Below is a listing of events taking part during Open House 2017 in Dublin that are of IH interest:
As part of the Dublin Festival of History, the above titled talk by Sorcha O’Brien is taking place in Walkinstown Library on 11th October at 18:30.
The talk is free but booking is required:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 4558159.
As part of the Dublin Festival of History, a talk on the above by Hugo McGuinness is taking place on 4th October at 14:30 in the library in Charleville Mall, Dublin 1.
The talk is free but registration is required.
email@example.com or 01 8749619
The ESB have added an interactive map to their website, showing when various different locations were connected to the National Grid.
The BBC have a video of the underground section of the currently closed South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall.