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