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Allihies Copper Mine Trail

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Amazing must see if you are in Allihies

We followed the signs to the Mountain Mine and drove up until it got too scary to go further. We... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
A powerful sight

Hiking over from Eyeries to Allihies, for the Copper Mine Museum, we were taken by surprise by this... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
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26 Aug 2017
“Remote, but quite interesting”
8 Aug 2017
“Amazing must see if you are in Allihies”
Around Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork lies a post-industrial landscape resulting from the 19th century copper-mining industry, as well as a stunning natural area with abundant flora and fauna. This walking trail in Allihies takes in six of the seven mine...more
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Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

The Copper Mine Trail is a walking tour of the historical sites of the copper mining industry which flourished in the 1800's in Allihies. The self guided trail is well signposted, suits non experienced walkers and has glorious views of the windswept hills and coastline...More

4  Thank BrianCork
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is a small, but very well done museum which tells the story of what was once the largest hard rock copper mine in Europe, and was very productive on up to about 1880. When it became too expensive to extract more copper here, almost...More

1  Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We followed the signs to the Mountain Mine and drove up until it got too scary to go further. We were able to pull off the road and continue up on foot. Views of Allihies were amazing despite the rain and wind. It was an...More

2  Thank ChristineK3425
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This has fabulous views, not too much of a hike but he land can be marshy so be careful what footwear you use.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Hiking over from Eyeries to Allihies, for the Copper Mine Museum, we were taken by surprise by this powerful sight outside of town. We veered off to walk the paths, go up to the standing remains and read the plaques. It's a powerful reminder of...More

2  Thank maureenmccoy2017
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I met some kind locals who took me here. The cave will be a little difficult to find. You must wear proper hiking boots and you will need a very good flashlight if you want to go in the cave. This is risky and I...More

2  Thank P1872GRmariah
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Beautiful scenery of the area and of the colourful village of Allihies below. Great photo oppourtunities.

1  Thank hillwalker2017
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit amazing views you need to get there we will be back, and when you get there after your walk and after building up an apatite visit O'Neill's in the village beautiful food nice drink down to the beach for a walk...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went up this trail trough the copper mines and over the top of Slieve Mishkish. Quite eerie but interesting to see. Trail is steep but manageable with rest breaks.

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Before leaving Allihies we made a point to visit at least one of the historic copper mining sites. We were quite taken with the views and although you cannot access the ruins directly (there are still open mine shafts) we were happy to get close...More

1  Thank Annette K
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Gorse, Irish Heather, and lots of Sheep and Lambs make this walk a Wild Pleasure ! Go when the Sun is out and the wind is Mild.

1  Thank Matt J
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