Avoca Mines Rehabilitation Project, Wicklow Ireland

Avoca Mines Rehabilitation Project

QME Mining division is currently engaged by the Irish Government to rehabilitate sections of the old Mine working which date back to the 17th century. The Avoca mines were mined for copper and associated products dating back probably to Roman times, Ptolemy’s map of Ireland in AD 150 marks Oboka (Avoca), suggesting that the Romans knew of the Wicklow ore. According to Mulvihill “the Anglo-Normans and the Elizabethans all had mines there”.