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.
Roofing old shed in Allihies on the Beara peninsula. These old stone sheds need looking after so that the Irish countryside retains some of its farming heritage. Easy to knock down an old shed and rebuild a bigger and better one, but that means we lose some of the stone work that used to be so common in the old days. This shed only needed one side doing as the other side was replaced a few years ago as it receives more of the oncoming weather. Just need a nice fine day to repair the concrete at each end of the roof.
Heidi Allihies trip in June 2014, a one nighter to Allihies to enjoy the fabulous weather. The kids managed to kayak, walk and scramble on their short trip out further west than their own home. The weather was fantastic, Allihies is about a one hour drive from her place.
Day one Kayaking
Scrambling around old copper mines
The Allihies Man Engine, left after the Copper Mines of the nineteenth century
The mines and further on Allihies and Balydonegan Strand
Michael Dwyer Festival in Allihies a tiny village far out west on the Beara peninsula. A good turn out for the Michael Dwyer traditional Irish music festival for 2014. I did not get to take too many photos as I was busy with other things this weekend but enjoyed some good music in the evenings.
Michael Dwyer Festival
This was the Festival Programme 2014
Friday 6th June
9.30pm Kevin O’Neill’s Bar – John Byrne (pipes & whistle)Kevin Byrne (guitar & mandolin) Johnny Bongo Horgan (percussion)
9.30pm Lighthouse Bar – Cormac de Fréin (flute), Sorcha de Fréin (concertina), Mike Meade (banjo)
9.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Martin Quinn (box), John Rynne (flute) Laura Ugur (fiddle), Eimear Casey (fiddle)
Saturday 7th June
1.00pm Allihies Schoolhouse – Tin Whistle Competition
1.00pm The Village Hostel, Allihies – Accordion Workshop with Martin Quinn
3.30pm Outside Jimmy’s Bar – Young dancers from Scoil Rince Carney
5.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Cork Singers Club
6.00pm Allihies Mine Museum – An Óige music session
8.00pm Memorial Musical Mass
9.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Seán Garvey & Seán Óg Garvey
9.30pm Lighthouse Bar – Joe Junker & Friends
9.30pm Kevin O’Neill’s Bar Martin Quinn (box), John Rynne (flute) Laura Ugur (fiddle), Eimear Casey (fiddle)