Now that gold has been discovered in Moville it is expected that the panhandlers will be up here seeking gold in Moville’s streams. If you want to give it a go yourself here are some tips.


1. Watch this YouTube video which shows you how to pan HERE.

2. Wear wellington boots.

3. Be careful ~ the stones beneath your feet are probably very slippy.

4. Pan at the edge of the river where there is a sandier textured edge.

5. Dig down as deep as you can and shovel that into your panning dish and begin panning.

6. Open out a bit of kitchen roll and hold it down with a heavy stone ~ you can then pick off any bits or flakes of gold you find and leave it there until you are leaving.

You might get just enough to make a ring for your beloved or yourself – or you may get plenty more.