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Ross Island Copper Mines

Killarney
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Free
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Historical
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At over 4000 years old, the copper mines at Ross Island on the shores of Lough Leane are the earliest known in Britain or Ireland, and were the main source of copper to those countries at the start of the metal age. A 2km paved track loops around the mines and back to Ross Castle.