Category Archives: Allihies Mines

anything to do with the Allihies copper mines on the Beara peninsula, West Cork, Ireland, 19th century mines that reopened for a short while in the 1950’s. Here lots of photos and photography of the mines.

Dooneen Mine Allihies

Our Beara 3K a day walk took us on a return trip to Dooneen. Which was the first place where Copper was extracted in the 19th Century. The initial adit went in from the sea shore and is still visible today, it actually goes through to the beach on the other side, however it is now blocked…. The Dooneen mine later had an engine pump house built, as it was always full of water. The mine never made a profit and was closed down. The engine house was demolished and the stone was used to build a local house.
There are some beautiful rocks and cliffs down there, amazing.
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Cheers, Slainte and stay safe.

Watch the video here below

Another film of the area from above

Dooneen Mine Allihies

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