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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...more
This museum outlines copper mining from ancient times and details the way the local mines operated, with the lives of the miners’ families and the mine owners. (I’ve attached a photo of mine working site in the village). As well as mining you learn a...More
We stooped in after a beautiful drive along the coast. They had a small cafe attached so we ate then toured the museum. They did an excellent job portraying the life, and deaths, of the miners. It was very moving. I wish they had had...More
Displays are and visuals are of average interest but gives a good account of the copper mines that were once a dominant feature of the Allihies. Nice story about the miners who emigrated to Butte Montana for new lives as the mines in the Allihies...More
A really beautiful restoration and change of use for the old Methodist chapel in Allihies. The chapel was built for the spiritual needs of immigrant Cornish mine workers who worked these copper mines alongside the locals from Beara.
What struck me most was the production...More
Not having known very much about the history of the area, we appreciated learning more about it and it enriched our walk through the surrounding hills. Although it's small, it is well presented and offers insight into the economic and historic significance of the town...More
The Allihies Copper Mine Museum is an interesting little museum, a converted church. Exhibits provide information about the history of mining in southwest Ireland, both the establishment and the decline. Great history lesson, exhibits well done. Has a nice little cafe on premises.