Category Archives: Allihies

Allihies a charming little village on the end of the Beara Peninsula, known for the only cable car in Ireland, the copper mining of the 19th century and quite simply its beauty . Here lots of photos and photography of the region.

Strava record attempt

Strava record attempt by Neil Hodges. Riding a Viner Super Prestige cyclo cross bike. Neil beat the record for the ascent of the local hill known as Goula and is the current King of the Mountain. Here is the link to Strava

Watch a short video of Neil riding Goula here

Strava record attempt

The Viner Super Prestige is a 9KG cyclo-cross bike. It comes supplied with Sram Rival 11 group set by Planet X cycles in the UK.  A few problems in the ordering process meant I missed out on a few races. However the value for money from these guys kind of makes up for it. Fabulous bike to ride and very responsive.

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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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Silage West Cork

Silage West Cork with Brian Manus cutting and bailing in a lovely setting at Allihies on the Beara Peninsula of West, Cork Ireland. This field is traditionally the first cut every season in Allihies, the start of the mad season…

Watch Brian doing his stuff here, even better stream it to your HD TV

I know I have used this music many times but it is free to use and I don’t have to worry about that little thing called copyright that some people don’t seem to worry about… Shame on them

Silage West Cork

silae west cork

silage west cork

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