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“Great exhibition” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Allihies Copper Mine Museum
Allihies, Ireland
00 353 (0)27 73218
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Ranked #1 of 3 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!
Tipperary,Ireland
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“Great exhibition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Great place to go to learn about Allihies history. There is also a school project there about the coppermines which is very well researched. My children loved reading this. Well done to the children who worked on this project &their teacher Ms Harrington.

Visited August 2013
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Dundalk, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very interesting history and lovely little museum - recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We were staying nearby and despite having three children, the smallest if whom is 4 we decided to visit this very interesting little museum. We didn't eat here so can't comment on that part.

We all found it very very interesting and we would love to have visited the actual mines via a Walking tour but didn't have the chance due to the age of our children. In terms of the history and the hardship endured by people it's not surprising the difficult conditions suffered as this is all too common in this country and others. I have an interest in engineering and so found the machines and mechanical side very informative. We only had to pay 10 euro for our family to visit the small museum which I thought was fair. As I mentioned the actual mining site looks fascinating so I would recommend you try to get as close as possible to that part as it is definitely a historical gem.

Visited August 2013
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Loved museum but not the cafe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum but wasn't impressed with the staff or with the hygiene standards . When we arrived, staff were standing around in kitchen area having cups of tea and studiously ignoring us, the floor was really dirty and tables were not cleared even though we were the only people in there. On a positive note , the lemon cake was really nice. We ate in a hurry and left as it wasn't a pleasant place to be in.

Visited August 2013
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Oxford
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14 attraction reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Great place to stop for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a lovely little museum and cafe. We had lunch here and it was excellent value for money. We really liked the staff and the food was well presented. It is a great place to stop for a break. We sat outside to eat and there is a nice view to enjoy.

Visited July 2013
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Thurles, Ireland
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“Copper Mine History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Display of items & history was interesting & well organised . Not their fault that I am not big into historical detail

Visited July 2013
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