Visit us in ALLIHIES on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland and discover breath-taking landscape, a lively village and the captivating story of Europe’s most westerly copper mines!
Allihies, the last village at the end of the beautiful Beara Peninsula, 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.
ALLIHIES COPPER MINE MUSEUM (ACMM), at the foot of the village, bears witness to the phenomenal copper mining industry at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution that changed the land and people of Allihies forever.
Follow your museum visit with a tasty, fresh lunch at the COPPER CAFÉ. Find a curio at our gift counter or a book of local stories and history…Stroll around the pretty village of Allihies with its colourful houses or follow the COPPER MINE TRAIL across fields and up mountains! Take on the adventure and find your own route to the most ‘inaccessible museum’ in the country!