Allihies Copper Mine Trail
Allihies Copper Mine Trail
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Around Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork lies a post-industrial landscape resulting from the 19th century copper-mining industry, as well as a stunning natural area with abundant flora and fauna. This walking trail in Allihies takes in six of the seven mine sites as well as breathtaking views.
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shetwood4911
Farranfore, Ireland32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
What a hidden treasure it a walk,such an idyllic location,with some of the most spectacular scenery around
Written May 13, 2021
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Dianna O
Columbia, MO96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We went to the copper mine museum then took a walk down the road and around behind Allihies past farm fields and even saw an engine house ruin.
Beautiful and peaceful. You then come through Allihies, where we had an ice cream bar at the Day convenience store.
Written October 12, 2019
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Debbie V
Bovenkarspel, The Netherlands98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We encountered all sorts of weather on our 7km walk - wind, rain, mist and even some sunshine! Walk down the road from the museum towards the beach and the trail is very well sign-posted. It takes you along the coast and eventually up to the mountain mine. This part was a bit of a scramble and was rather boggy underfoot. At the mine you can choose to return to the village via a tarmac lane or walk an extra 4km to complete the longer route.
Written October 8, 2019
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FayeJ42
Houston, Texas402 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is a one-room museum with panels that explain the local history. The two interactive computer screens did not work well. Some models were constructed by the local school children.

It was very interesting to learn the local history.
Written September 8, 2019
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,685 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately, the museum closed at 4.30 (we had information it closed at 5.30), so we could only follow the Copper Mine Trail. Very interesting visit. Takes around 2h to do the whole track, but totally worth the views, specially if you like industrial archaeology.
Written July 2, 2019
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Donna S
Florence, WI1,600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
This is a small, but very well done museum which tells the story of what was once the largest hard rock copper mine in Europe, and was very productive on up to about 1880. When it became too expensive to extract more copper here, almost all the miners moved on to new Anaconda digs in Billings, Montana in the USA, where many became quite leading citizens and have remained. There's a great exhibit about this migration. I loved reading the story of a Turkish rug merchant who set up shop in Billings, and changed his name to Mohammed Murphy cuz he thought it would be good for business! You can't go into the now closed mine, and there are no docents, but signage is excellent, and there are several videos, as well. Old mining tools are displayed in the museum rooms. The Allihies owners were considered relatively enlightened for their times, and during the Great Famine from the 1820's - 1840's they even provided rations to their employees, if largely motivated by knowing they needed strong workers. Miners' children were educated in "hedge schools" sequestered among the bushes or in sheds, as all were Catholic and were refused attendance at the public schools. In nice weather (none too common in the west of Ireland) you can walk along trails in the hills and view some of the old mine buildings and equipment. Today Allihies is a resort community with many B&B's. Drive there along the "Wild Atlantic Way" for very scenic views
Written August 26, 2017
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Christine K
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
We followed the signs to the Mountain Mine and drove up until it got too scary to go further. We were able to pull off the road and continue up on foot. Views of Allihies were amazing despite the rain and wind. It was an eerie place with just the sheep roaming around. Well worth exploring after visiting the Copper MIne Museum to picture what life must have been like for the men, women and children who worked the mines. Glad we went.
Written August 8, 2017
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TravelbugP5
Ireland46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
This has fabulous views, not too much of a hike but he land can be marshy so be careful what footwear you use.
Written August 5, 2017
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maureenmccoy2017
Ithaca, NY5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
Hiking over from Eyeries to Allihies, for the Copper Mine Museum, we were taken by surprise by this powerful sight outside of town. We veered off to walk the paths, go up to the standing remains and read the plaques. It's a powerful reminder of the backbreaking toil that was the work of the town. The museum, of course, gives yet more details and photos, but to see these remains set against the stunning landscape is sobering and enlightening in the vividness.
Written July 27, 2017
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Maria H
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
I met some kind locals who took me here. The cave will be a little difficult to find. You must wear proper hiking boots and you will need a very good flashlight if you want to go in the cave. This is risky and I do not recommend going alone. The drop inside the cave is very steep. It was very amazing inside though. Go at your own risk and be extremely cautious.
Written June 28, 2017
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