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Thread #57360   Message #904602
Posted By: greg stephens
06-Mar-03 - 04:42 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Treacle mines
Subject: RE: Folklore: Treacle mines
Hrothgar correctly pointed out the Irish origins of treacle earlier. All the English examples quoted are attempts to claim the mines for the English crown. It is well-documented that the earliest treacle mines were in Taicht an Lyaghdheal, Co Donegal.