Month: December 2018

Abstract: Iron has been one of the most important materials available in Ireland for over a thousand years. Until the 16th century, iron was made in small clay bloomery furnaces, but in the 17th and 18th centuries the industry was based on the much larger water-powered charcoal-fueled blast furnace. This talk will give an overview of the history of this…

Read More Lecture: 6th February 2019 – “The Blast Furnace in 17th and 18th Century Ireland” by Paul Rondelez (Director of the Irish Mining Heritage Trust)