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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.

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Watch a short video here of the hole….

Allihies Mines Collapse

allihies mines collapse

allihies mines collapse

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Visit Whiddy Island

Visit Whiddy Island, just off the coast at Bantry harbour lies the island of Whiddy.  A magical mysterious island to spend a pleasant day or two on discovering its natural and historical beauty. Get in touch with Tim O’Leary and he will arrange your ferry trip. There is the Bank house bar on the island for food and refreshments and you can walk or cycle around the island at your leisure. The island also has some rental homes if you fancy a tranquil time away from the mad rush of mainland life. Check out whiddyferry.com for information. They have started up guided tours for 2015, very knowledgeable guide. Make this year, Visit Whiddy Island year.

Maybe even some of the crew from RedFM should visit too, as they don’t seem to know where Whiddy Island is…

This is my third video of West Cork Islands which I have made simply for my own pleasure. Promoting the Beara and West Cork.

Watch a video of Whiddy Island here

I have now made this the second version of the video. A lovely day again for the second visit. Make sure that 2015 is your year to visit Whiddy Island too…

Visit Whiddy Island

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The Bank house for food and refreshment
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Jetty to boat
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Whiddy Island School
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Tim O’Leary
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Site of old Graveyard and Church

This site is maintained by Richie Hodges if you would like your own video get in touch.

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