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Tara Mine - Navan
Posted: 02/02/2012 17:55:02
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Lucky Mr Portillo gets an underground tour of Europes largest Zinc mine. Well worth watching.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01bqn5v/Great_British_Railway_Journeys_Series_3_Goes_to_Ireland_Enfield_to_Drogheda/

22 minutes in.
IP: 82.5.179.238 Edited: 02/02/2012 17:56:56 by christwigg
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Posted: 02/02/2012 20:14:55
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i work with some of the lads that came from Tara mine all bloody mad Laugh but know there job


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Tara Mine - Navan
Posted: 03/02/2012 04:00:15
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scooptram wrote:

i work with some of the lads that came from Tara mine all bloody mad Laugh but know there job


Are you sure they didn't choose the mad ones specially because you are working there? Innocent Laugh

When You back in God's own County again mate ?

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Posted: 03/02/2012 08:55:34
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The guy, Joe Rice, who took Portillo underground retired in January, his last shift was the 11th. I think he had worked there 30+ years IP: 92.11.147.121
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Posted: 03/02/2012 09:16:36
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You would have to go a long way to find a nicer guy than Joe, He and others in his department took me underground on a visit back in 2006, a real star.

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Posted: 03/02/2012 10:30:45
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got back to cornwall wed night Roy

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Tara Mine - Navan
Posted: 17/12/2012 11:25:12
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boaz wrote:

The guy, Joe Rice, who took Portillo underground retired in January, his last shift was the 11th. I think he had worked there 30+ years


Joe is still involved as a consultant on an ad hoc basis
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