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.

Gracies Art show Allihies Mine Museum

Gracies Art show, Allihies Mine Museum, today on the 8th of May 2014. It was a great success, an almost sell out show with only two pictures left on sale for the duration of the show. The show will last for another three weeks. Gracie did her work with Clara at Co-Action a centre which helps peopleĀ  from all areas of life on the Beara, one of the peninsulas on the south west coast of Ireland.

Gracies Art show Allihies Mine Museum

Gracies Art show Allihies Mine Museum

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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

allihies man engine
Allihies Man Engine

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Explosive store room
Explosive store room

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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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