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Allihies (Irish: Na hAilichí, meaning "the cliff fields") is a coastal parish (and townland) in the west of County Cork, Ireland. Allihies Parish is located on the western tip of the Béara Peninsula and stretches between Cod's Head to the North West and Dursey Island to the South West.o
From the Bronze age up to the 1870s the area was an important copper-mining site. The most commercial and productive period being between 1812 and 1912 when 297,000 tons of ore were recorded as passing through Swansea from Allihies mines. An attempt was made to restart mining in the late 1950s by a Canadian mining company, but was not successful.
The most prominent reminder of Allihies' mining heritage is the engine house located on the mountain above the village and installed by the noted Cornish engineers Michael Loam and Son in 1862. The area saw large-scale emigration when the mine closed following a fall in the worldwide price of copper. Many miners went to Butte, Montana and the town has many families who trace their ancestry back to Allihies.
The Allihies Copper Mine Museum was recently opened near the village and is well worth a visit:
This gallery contains images taken in and around Allihies over the past 10+ years.
Reference: Wikipedia

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Ireland, A Terrible Beauty Friday Night Session O'Neills' Bar
Friday Night Sunset on Main Street Skellig Michael
O'Neill's, Allihies Jimmy's Bar The Goula
White Goats Willie Mountainy Lamb
Tommy Bumble Bee Skellig Islands
Saturday Night Session Millbrook Bar MacCarthy's Bar
Go Home, Sailor! Gannet Sky Skellig Islands 2
Beara Sunset Allihies O'Neill's Bar
Irish Highway The Girls Skellig Mor Sunset
O'Neill's Pub Washed up Skellig Islands 3
Ogham Stone Lighthouse Bar + O'Neills Inquisitive
Skelligs Painting by numbers Reentrisk
The Program SBJ Children of Lir
Coastal Rocks Bottlenose Dolphins Wear & Tear
Bemused Sheila & Barbara Foxglove
Ballydonegan Bay O'Sullivan's Bar Shep
Jonathan Livingston The Audience Kerry Mountains
Mine Head Trish The Play
Mining Village Carol The Marquesa
Mike & Mike Paula Meehan Mick on Guitar
Gannett Linda, Mike & Ecki Mountain Village
Galloping Herd Stonechat - Female Lunar Landscape (R574)
Abandoned Mine Atlantic Swell Ecki + Student
Allihies Village Baah! Mike on camera
Working Dog Shipwreck Reentrisk
Crab Lady Black Ball Point Tony Curtis
Blue Rocks Atlantic Swell 3 Morning Action
Be careful what you wish for! Bottlenose Dolphin Ocean meets Land
Dursey Cable-car MacCarthy's Bar Soup of the Day
1-Jan-09 ... Kid Goat Skelligs Birthday Boy
Rush Hour Bottlenose Dolphin Post Office
Power of the Sea Mining Village Bottlenose Dolphin
Tin Mine Ruin Allihies in Wonderland Ballydonegan Bay
Bottlenose Dolphin Foggy Evening The Bull, Cow & Calf
Copper Coast Allihies Sunset Morning Light
Saturday Night Session Floats Life gets Tiresome
Ballydonegan Bay Phewie! Dursey Island
Bottlenose Dolphin Mountain Lamb Mike & Linda's House
Ballydonegan Bay Ballydonegan Bay Bull Rock
Ballydonegan Bay Sea Arch Rush Hour
West Cork Coastline Minding the Kids The Bull, the Cow and the Calf.
Springtime Sea-Arch & Cavern Ballydonegan Bay
T'was a dark and stormy night ... Atlantic Coast Copper Coast
Easter Waves Carol Homeward Bound
Cliff-edge Grazing Carol 2 Coastal Road
Last Rays Wooly Jumper Reentrisk Dawn
Contentment Mountain Sheep Autumn Storm
Celebration Celebration 2 Mountain Sheep
Storm Ewan hits Cork Ballydonegan Bay Ballydonegan Bay 2
Dursey Island Winter Blues Winter Landscape
Atlantic Waves Wild Atlantic Seagull Pileup
Atlantic Storm Copper Coast Ballydonegan Bay
Rocky Mountain Mother & Baby Flying Dolphin
High Jinx - Bottlenose Dolphins Wild Atlantic Storm Leaping Dolphin
Dursey Island - after the storm Black Ball Point - after the snow Abandoned Homestead
Winter in West Cork Bull Rock Sunset Storm Emma hits West Cork