Allihies Mines Collapse

Allihies Mines Collapse a hole appeared overnight on a field which was only being worked on recently with tractor driving all over it. This hole could swallow up a few tractors. The Allihies Mines were opened in the early 18th century. There are lots of underground passage ways in the area after extensive mining in the 19th century. For a few years Allihies was the worlds largest supplier of copper ore.

The land owners have put up warnings and all access to the private field is strictly forbidden.

warning-sign -hole

Watch a short video here of the hole….

Allihies Mines Collapse

allihies mines collapse

allihies mines collapse

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  1. Great footage!
    “does it go?” ~ what my Wife used to say, when caving, upon sighting a promising ‘hole’ (? – i dunno the technical term) that might lead to a new system of caves!
    Thanks for sharing – the quality of the film is excellent.

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