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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Allihies, Ireland
00 353 (0)27 73218
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Allihies
Type: Museums
Owner description: The museum tells the story of 19th century copper-mining in Allihies and the enormous effects of this industry on the people and landscape. A cafe and... more » Owner description: The museum tells the story of 19th century copper-mining in Allihies and the enormous effects of this industry on the people and landscape. A cafe and gift shop beside the museum open in the summer months. The surrounding landscape is stunning, with beach, river, mountains and several great pubs with good food and live traditional music! « less
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Limerick, Ireland
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

2nd time and wont be the last...great place to stop for a bite to eat and to look at the art on the walls and upstairs i.e. you don't have to pay unless you go to the Muesuem...which is well worth a visit. I had the St Tola's Goat Cheese salad with local honey and it was divine....all fresh ingredients,... More

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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

went to the allihies copper mine museum and cafe recently, the museum has an extreme amount of information and pictures for the visitor and it is in pristine condition. The cafe was okay, pleasant staff, food was 7/10 so good overall

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The cafe is worth the trip alone. Excellent home baked bread and cakes, light lunches and a great breakfast menu mean that we are regular visitors. The coffee is also great. The museum is well done and very informative of the local copper mining activities.

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FLAT ROCK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum is set in an old church in the charming and remote Village of Allihies, Co. cork. The exhibits are well done and the history is fascinating. I would have liked to see more actual miners' clothes, particularly the women's and children's who also worked there. Learned a lot.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place to go in Allihies, good museum and a lovely little café where you can eat out the back. They serve tasty food and a good price and now have started to open for dinners! Great Place! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Excellent displays, explaining the human, topographical, and industrial history of the area, as well as the out migration to North America. Just a short walk from all the local B&B's.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

One can appreciate Allihies without a visit to the copper museum. It makes one understand how hard life was in the 1880. There are a few artifacts but the history is well documented. What we enjoyed was the walk or drive to the mining shaft.. The road is narrow so be careful if you drive. The view is spectacular and... More

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Reasonable price and very interesting for those who want to understand the history of the area. Easy to walk to and gives you a true appreciation of the difficult life of the copper miners and families.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Last weekend, we toured the Beara Peninsula, and we visited the Coppermine Museum in Allhies near the tip of the Beara Peninsula, it was a fascinating and educational visit about the history of mining of copper and the stories of the people who made a living there 100-200 years ago. We were greeted by larger than life Character, HANK, who... More

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

The museum is located in 19 the century Methodist church originally built for the miners. Very educational guided tours tell the story of copper mining since Bronze Age till 20 th century. The museum store is interesting and there is a cafe. After visiting the museum hikers can go on the Allihies Copper Trail

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