Gold in Ireland

Rare Irish gold is still mined in Ireland today

Is there gold in the rivers of County Wicklow? According to Gerry Stanley of the Geological Society of Ireland it would take you at least two years to collect enough gold to have a ring made – but it wasn’t always so. In September 1795 a 682 gram single nugget of gold, enough to make 100 rings, was found near […]

The Story of Irish Gold

Claddagh ring made with real Irish Gold

Is there really gold in Ireland? When we think of gold mining, the country of Ireland does not immediately spring to mind. However, the ancient inhabitants of the Emerald Isle had been mining gold thousands of years ago. So much so, that more bronze age gold hoards have been found in Ireland than anywhere else […]