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Allihies (Irish: Na hAilichí, meaning "the cliff fields") is a village (and townland) located on the western tip of the Béara Peninsula, in West Cork.
From the Bronze age up to the 1870s, the area was a major copper-mining site.
The most productive period was 1812 to 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.
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 near the village is well worth a visit:
Reference: Wikipedia

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