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Gold Frenzy

ISBN 0-906002-08-7 
The Story of Wicklow's Gold In 1795, the chance discovery of a nugget was immediately followed by a gold rush as people were drawn by the prospect of picking up instant wealth from Wicklow's Goldmine River. Gold has always been mankind's enduring passion, and long after the initial rush, which the Government tried to crush, a belief persisted that enormous riches lay hidden in the Wicklow Hills. Amoung those to support the prostectors was Charles Stewart Parnell, and with independence, nationalists were convinced that Ireland was about to rediscover its source of ancient gold. In this entertaining and highly informative book, Peadar Mcardle, former Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland, describes how the frenzy has never really died down, and to this day, panners hope to be rewarded by the glimmer of gold.
Author: Peadar McArdle
Format: Paperback
Extent: 176 pages
Size: 150mm X 220mm
Illustrations: Black & White Throughout
Publisher: Albertine Kennedy Publishing
Published: 2011
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