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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

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Address: Allihies, Ireland
Phone Number: 00 353 (0)27 73218
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: The museum tells the story of 19th century copper-mining in Allihies and...
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!
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Copper Mines of West Cork

Worth the journey across Ireland to see rare example of mining history well preserved in virtually the most far flung part of Cork and indeed the most westerly on the island of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Worth the journey across Ireland to see rare example of mining history well preserved in virtually the most far flung part of Cork and indeed the most westerly on the island of industrial archaeology, the engine houses remind one of Cornwall. The little museum in Ahillies is a delightful place to visit and its cafe also whether inside or if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A café and the museum are housed together, allowing you to sit back and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee as you discuss what you learned about the mine and surrounding area. Small but very educational, a must stop if staying in the area.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very informative museum and while there have a coffee and something to eat from their menu. The food tastes delish and this is my return visit and wasn't disappointed.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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Glenbeigh, Ireland
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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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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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Additional Information about Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Address: Allihies, Ireland
Phone Number: 00 353 (0)27 73218
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Allihies
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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