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Southgate madness

Southgate madness the family walk about in the hills of Allihies looking at the old copper mines. Seeing the explosives building looking at the engine houses etc. A lovely summer day with a bit of a breeze to keep them cool as they were walking up and down the hills. The copper mines in Allihies Started in 1812 and finished after multiple tries in the late nineteen fifties.

Southgate madness

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Allihies Man Engine

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Explosive store room

Explosive store room

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southgate madness

Rachel, Vicky, Chris, Bradley and Mark Southgate on pig street, Allihies Copper Mines

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Allihies Gorse Fire

Allihies Gorse Fire, coming home from Castletownbere and passing over Barnes gap to the surprise view of a fire on the hills over Allihies. I was late for a dinner invitation so quickly took a few shots and then went out again after dinner for some more shots from near the near the “Man Engine” of the old copper mines. Very impressive sight.

The fire brigade came out from town and had it out very quickly in what seemed to be very difficult terrain, fair play to the team.

Allihies Gorse Fire

Allihies Gorse Fire

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Went out the following day and just took three photos of the leftovers.

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Castletownbere Patricks day

Castletownbere Patricks day

Castletownbere Patricks day celebrations were a great success today with many people out to take part in the St. Patrick’s day parade. The weather stayed good but it was a bit chilly after a while. Some great costumes and floats were on show. Plenty of people having fun in the streets of Castletownbere.

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