Plans are afoot to reopen the Galmoy zinc lead mine in Co. Kilkenny. The mine operated from 1995 to 2012, with a planned closure plan completed in 2015
A private company Shanoon Resources plans to reopen the Galmoy mine to access remaining resources of zinc and lead. It is envisaged that 50 jobs will result from the operation. Shanoon is managed by two former executives of the nearby Lisheen Mine in Co Tipperary – John Elmes and Alan Buckley.
The Lisheen mine closed in 2015 and had been supplied before then for a limited period from Galmoy. Commenting on the development, John Francis, President of IMQS said;” IMQS is pleased to learn of plans to recover the remaining mineral resources at Galmoy in an environmentally responsible manner , leading to the creation of 50 jobs over a 5 year period and we wish Shanoon well in its endeavours.”