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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

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Baah! Copper Coast Wear & Tear
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Lunar Landscape (R574) Abandoned Mine Kerry Mountains
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Minding the Kids Life gets Tiresome Blue Rocks
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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
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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
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