The remains of our industrial past
Throughout the country we can see the remains of our industrial past: bridges, canals, railways and stores still in use all bear testimony to the work of past generations. However, there are other signs too – a derelict mill, a rusting machine, a lone chimney marking the site of a once-thriving industry.
The Heritage Council, conscious of this often-neglected part of our heritage, supported the publication in 2002 of a Guide to the Recording and Conserving of Ireland’s Industrial Heritage. This guide, co-authored by Fred Hamond and Mary McMahon, sought to raise awareness of what we have as well as giving simple guidance as to how to record and conserve it.