|The Award Certificate
|Margaret O'Brien, Michael 'King' Cleere & Katy Goodhue
We are delighted to be the National Heritage Week Tipperary County Award Winner.
|Daniel Quin & Kelvin O'Brien
We also thank Daniel Quin who provided additional voice for some of the video pieces and said that even he found the different ways the mines were accessed was clever and interesting.
We thank the Mining Interest Group who helped behind the scenes, preparing the sites and checking facts, and all the people who responded to the posts especially those of you who shared memories, photographs and facts that we can save for the future.
This was a busy summer for the Old School Mining Museum, even if everything was virtual. We want this very small coalfield to be recorded as part of international coal mining history. We want the men who worked underground to be remembered with respect for doing their dangerous life limiting work of extracting coal from under the hills. There are more blogs to come and plans for both new virtual and in-person events. We are determined to raise the profile of our mining heritage, locally, nationally and internationally and this project for Heritage Week 2021 has moved us forward, the award gives us added official recognition for our local history.
If you are interested in contributing to this heritage by sharing your memories of mining times, old photographs or equipment or objects used in the mines please get in touch with us either through the blog or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, we thank the Heritage Council for the Award, send congratulations to all the groups who took the time to put together projects and participated in Heritage Week. We also send our huge congratulations to another Tipperary Project who was the overall winner of the Heritage Sharing Award, the Cahir Women's History Group with the excellent Daughter's of Dún Iascaigh Walking Tour.