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NAMHO conference 2016

The 2016 conference of NAMHO is being held in the Republic of Ireland.  The host organisation is the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland (MHTI).

The conference dates are Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2016 and the venue is Dublin City University.

The topic of the conference is "Mining and Social Change".  A programme of talks has been organised by the MHTI and is available to download below:


Conference booking details

The booking form, available below, must be completed and sent with payment (cheques/postal orders made out to "MHTI" only please, or contact MHTI by email at to obtain details for direct bank transfer)  to:

Mr Nigel Monaghan,
National Museum of Ireland – Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin D02 F627,


Payment is accepted in Euro or Sterling, by cheque, postal order, bank draft (Euro cheques must be drawn on an Irish bank).

The booking form allows you to pay the following:

Membership of MHTI for 2016 includes a copy of the 2016 edition of the Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland that will contain a selection of papers from the conference. There is an additional charge for insurance to cover member who attend field events. Contact MHTI for full details. 


Please DO NOT book accommodation directly with Dublin City University as you will be charged full rates and not get a conference discount rate that MHTI have negotiated.  Accommodation is available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and other nights by arrangement. A single room costs €50 including breakfast and a double room €81 including breakfast.  MHTI will notify DCU of your requirements and your payment will be taken by DCU on arrival as long as you have registered with MHTI for the conference and notified them confirmed requirements before 20 May.

Accommodation on the Dublin City University campus includes units at student level (Hampstead) and conference level (College Park). Their website gives details of accommodation, car parking, and images of rooms and other facilities at

Field tripsGlendalough Mine

Please note that some trips have limits on numbers and will be filled on a first come first served basis – this requires properly completed forms accompanied by payments.  These limited attendance trips may incur costs for your own transport.  When trip places are allocated you will be informed and put in touch with other people lucky enough to be on the limited group, in order to arrange shared car travel where feasible or share costs for a bus.  The booking form currently has the following trips which must be reserved using the form:

More detail may be added to this page nearer the time.

Sharron Schwartz and Martin Critchley have produced a video of the mines to be visited on the Sunday of the NAMHO conference which might be useful to delegates to see before selecting a trip. The video is on


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