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Allihies

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.

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:
http://www.acmm.ie/index.php/themuseum

This gallery contains images taken in and around Allihies over the past ten 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 10 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