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Allihies mine port

Allihies mine port, down beyond the strand at Balydonegan. On Anthony’s point is the remains of the coastguard  buildings that I believe were installed to protect the interest of the copper mines. Where the ore was stored before being transported onto Dunboy castle and then Wales. Since the recent storms there has been some erosion and traces of walls and cobbled flooring is visible in a way that was not so evident before. Deccie and myself had a look around and took a few photos before continuing around the point for a walk. I did not photograph it, but have done so before (here), but on the actual strand the original pier is very visible. We wonder if it will last now that it has been uncovered of sand…

Allihies Mine Port

Allihies mine port
Wall much more visible than before
Cobble stone layer which would have been the walking level before


Cobble stone flooring
Walking out towards the sea, evidence of fixing
hole boring, probably for wooden posts




Anomalous stone group – On low mound in boggy ground overlooking sea. Group of nine partially embedded stones,…

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