The Arigna Mining Experience is a unique community inspired initiative which records 400 years of mining history in the area. Coal mining provided much needed work in a region of poor agricultural land. Regular employment was uncommon in the province of Connaught in the 19th and 20th centuries, and it is often said; “There was money in Arigna when there was no money elsewhere”.
Listen to Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams interview Martina Kerr Bromley, Marketing and Product Development Manager, Failte Ireland North West, Ireland here.
Show notes for this interview and other materials are available here.
You can visit Failte Ireland North West online at www.discoverireland.ie/northwest