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.

Gond Art exhibition in the 8 Cows Gallery, Allihies

Gond Art exhibition in the 8 Cows Gallery, Allihies, when two small rural villages create a link amazing things can happen. Nadette came across the Gond Tribe people in the village of Patangarh a few years ago and since then has been helping them to maintain their way of life by buying art from them and then selling it on again in Ireland. All money made outside of mounts, frames delivery is then  sent to India. The opening of the show was done by Cormac Boydell.

Watch the opening here below

This year in February 2023 Nadette visited the village for the third time and the first since Covid, the villagers were very happy to see her and below is a film of that visit.

Please call in any day from now until the 5 June between 1300 and 1800 to see the exhibition of unique art from India.

Gond Art exhibition in the 8 Cows Gallery, Allihies

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Google maps needs a good kick up the backside

Google maps needs a good kick up the backside, Another Google Maps night mare for these lads today, I guess it is up to 2 a month by now. I have myself reported it to Google 11 months ago, but they keep sending people down the Company scout, Allihies, Beara Peninsula. An easy solution would be for a sign saying no vehicles but that seems to be too difficult to achieve, as for the billion dollar enterprise that is Google, they will stop your service if you forget to pay a dollar, but don’t have the resources to correct very serious problems with their mapping. This has now totted up to thousands of euros of damage to vans, cars and their bodywork and clutches. Time for something to happen. As well as drivers using a bit of their own common sense…

Watch a video here below

Thankfully, like every time, a local farmer with a tractor comes along to save the day.

In this screen shot three routes from Google Maps from Castletownbere to Allihies, only one of them is possible in a car or van.

Google maps needs a good kick up the backside, photos

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