Mining Genealogical Records

Little is known about the miners who worked here in the 19th Century. Most of them left the area with their entire families to work in the copper mines of Michigan and Montana, USA.

Lists of Names of those associated with the Mines in Bunmahon
The following lists have been compiled by our local historian, Des Cowman.

The original spelling of the names has been largely retained unless there was an obvious mistake. For instance the original spelling of what would now be “O’Brien” has been retained “Brian”. Likewise, the current O’Sullivans has been left without their prefix.

The listings are available as Excel spreadsheets or Adobe PDF files for download.

The children of Bunmahon Miners:
The following list is a record of the children born to miners working in the Bunmahon mines between 1864 and 1881. The list gives fathers, mothers and child’s name, date of birth, address and comments.

Birth Registers:
The following list is a record of the children born to miners working in the Bunmahon mines between 1864 and 1881. The list gives the child’s name and his/her date of birth only.

Marriage Registers:
The following is a record of the marriages which took place between 1845 and 1875. The Marriage Registers only give the name of the bride’s or groom’s father, plus the date of the marriage.

Death Registry:
The following list is a record of the people who died in Bunmahon between 1864 and 1877. The Death Registry gives the name of the person and the date on which he/she died.

Valuation records:
The following list is a record of the people who lived in Bunmahon between 1850 and 1874. The list compiles information from 3 valuation records for Bunmahon; the primary one circa 1850, then the 1870-1871 and the 1873-1874.

If you think you might recognise one or more of your ancestors and you are looking for further information, please feel free to contact us at: info@coppercoastgeopark.com


About Copper Coast Geopark

The Copper Coast Geopark is in Co. Waterford, Ireland and is an outdoor museum of geological records; it stretches along the coast from Kilfarassy Beach, near Fenor in the east to Ballyvoile Beach near Stradbally to the west. Volcanoes, oceans, deserts and ice sheets all combined to create the rocks which provide the physical foundation of the natural and cultural landscapes of the area. Follow the self-guided "Copper Coast" trail and walking cards available from the The Copper Coast Geopark Centre in Bunmahon.

Contact Information

Copper Coast Geopark Ltd.
Knockmahon,
Bunmahon,
Co. Waterford,
X42 T923
Ireland

Phone: +353(0)51292828

Email: info@coppercoastgeopark.com

Social Media

Website by: Déise Design