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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
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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!
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St. Thomas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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156 reviews 156 reviews
52 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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