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Gold Frenzy – The Story of Wicklow Gold

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AUTHOR: McArdle, Peadar
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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. It may not have upset the international gold market but it did have a significant impact in Britain and Ireland. With a huge public debt, the British government briefly foresaw a Wicklow solution to its economic woes. Meanwhile many local residents managed to enrich themselves pleasantly! Government-controlled workings petered out in 1804 without the bedrock source of the gold being discovered.

Subsequently Goldmine River was considered unsuitable for State investment due to gold's speculative nature, but Charles Stewart Parnell had no scruples in including it among his favoured mining projects


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Irish-Times-award-2014

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