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Posted: 11/06/2017 20:08:17
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Are there any rules or laws about access to abandoned and disused mines in Northern Ireland which are different to the UK?

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Posted: 11/06/2017 23:16:50
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Posted: 12/06/2017 05:33:39
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Posted: 12/06/2017 22:30:30
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Not aware of any variation in law between NI and mainland - H.M.Inspectors of Mines covered both areas, the same inspectors covering Ireland (latterly NI) and parts of the mainland. The key post-war legislation regarding abandoned mines seems to be UK-wide in its scope - i.e. including NI.

Having caved both sides of the NI/Eire border (but not gone mine exploring on the Emerald Isle), I can offer the advice that there are far fewer caves (and presumably mine explorers too) and hence landowners are often genuinely interested (or even puzzled), but usually very pleasant and accommodating (but don't blame me if you meet the rare exceptions!).

May be worth making contact with the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland (the national umbrella body which publishes a good journal) - they might be able to give some pointers. In the north, there are a couple of caving clubs active in the Fermanagh area that might have a foot in mine exploration in NI; best to ask on ukcaving.

Maybe post on aditnow about your impressions and experiences when you return?
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Posted: 14/06/2017 20:56:07
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Thanks for the helpful comments. NAMHO is updating its mine exploration guidance and I was hoping for some useful information. IP: 146.198.100.22
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Posted: 14/06/2017 21:58:52
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Hello Pete

I was wondering this myself having just acquired a book on Iron Mines there and contemplating another trip across for Mrs T to see her relatives......
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Posted: 15/06/2017 11:30:28
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PeteJ wrote:

Thanks for the helpful comments. NAMHO is updating its mine exploration guidance and I was hoping for some useful information.


Pete,


Alistair Lings would be your best bet or Martin Critchley would probably give you better answers as there is a difference in Ireland

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Posted: 15/06/2017 22:44:53
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PeteJ wrote:

Thanks for the helpful comments. NAMHO is updating its mine exploration guidance and I was hoping for some useful information.


Ah! Now I understand why you were asking the question - I had mistakenly assumed that you were seeking information for a personal trip to NI.
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Posted: 15/06/2017 23:09:21
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PeteJ wrote:

Are there any rules or laws about access to abandoned and disused mines in Northern Ireland which are different to the UK?


Northern Ireland is part of the UK. Do you mean Great Britain?

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Posted: 16/06/2017 19:37:06
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Miles-M wrote:

PeteJ wrote:

Are there any rules or laws about access to abandoned and disused mines in Northern Ireland which are different to the UK?


Northern Ireland is part of the UK. Do you mean Great Britain?

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Ha! point taken........
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Posted: 16/06/2017 20:00:56
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However they do operate in a different way in lots of things

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