Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Valentia Slate Quarry

Estate(s)
Townland Dohilla
Civil Parish Valencia
PLU Cahersiveen
DED Valencia
County Kerry
Barony Iveragh
Description Berwick Blackburne was leasing the slate quarry and associated buildings at Dohilla, Valentia, from the Knight of Kerry at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The buildings were then valued at £26 15s. The quarry was opened by the Knight of Kerry in 1816 and contributed slate to many of the Victorian period's most farmous building projects, including the Houses of Parliament at Westminster. It closed in the twentieth century but was re-opened in 1998 and is still working.

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