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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

The museum is located on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland; discover breath-taking landscape, a lively village and the captivating story of Europe’s most westerly copper mines! It sits between an impressive rocky mountain range and the rugged Atlantic coast. The saying ‘a view around every corner’ certainly applies here. The panorama from Barnes gap is unforgettable and, as you descend towards the village through the small fields, the 'Man Engine House' at the Mountain Mine stands out in the grey mountain ahead, and bears witness to the phenomenal copper mining industry at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution that changed the land and people of Allihies forever.


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Allihies Beara West Cork Co. Cork Ireland

  • 00 353 27 73218
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Open days

Easter-Oct 1030-1700. (Nov-Mar check before travelling.)

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