Allihies, Beara Peninsula, West Cork

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Lizzies Life

Back in August, I was given the opportunity to accompany my best friend and her aunt on a trip to Allihies in west cork. Allihies is an old mining town, located at the end of the Beara Peninsula and sits in a beautiful location with mountains on 3 sides and a stunning ocean view on the 4th side.

A view of the town and surrounding mountains from the road in

The History of Allihies

Back in 1812, a large copper deposit was discovered in the hills and mountains surrounding the town. The Puxley family then established a company to operate the bereheven copper mines at allihies, resulting in the biggest copper mining enterprise in ireland and transporting this remote village into the industrial revolution. These Mines eventually closed in 1884.

Evidence of this mining past is still visible around Allihies, with the ruins of three Large Cornish Engine Houses visibleā€¦

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