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Who was Johnnie Wheels Book Launch

Who was Johnnie Wheels Book Launch was held at The Beara Coast Hotel in Castletownbere. Victor Sullivan the author had a very successful evening with many copies of the book sold. It is a very interesting book about a man growing up handicapped in the mid 19th century. Well worth buying, all the proceeds from the book will go to the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Watch a short film of the book launch here below 3 Minutes

Who was Johnnie Wheels? Book Launch

Who was Johnnie Wheels? Book Launch was held in the Beara Coast Hotel in Castletownbere. A big attendance and many books were sold. This book is an excellent read and a perfect Christmas present. It will be available in a few local shops at 15€ and all profits go to the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Posted by Beara Peninsula on Saturday, 7 December 2019

Watch the full film here 25 minutes

Who was Johnnie Wheels Book Launch

Some of the Clonagalskin residents and Neighbours. Plus members of the Gill Family

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Allihies Mines Collapse part two

Allihies Mines Collapse part two, as it already happened not much further away just a few years back. The floors part of Allihies has many old shafts and with all the rain that we have had erosion has brought about another collapse. This time it has taken a bit of the road away with it. The road in question is closed and maybe for quite some time….

Allihies Mines Collapse part two, short video below

And some images

The last image shows the new hole on the bottom left, the previous hole top right and an older one top middle right. Should be possible looking at old maps to survey the area easily enough.

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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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