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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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Small but nice museum

We stooped in after a beautiful drive along the coast. They had a small cafe attached so we ate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark672
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Napa
via mobile
Small Museum of Average Interest

Displays are and visuals are of average interest but gives a good account of the copper mines that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ciaran11
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Cincinnati, OH
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The museum tells the story of 19th century copper-mining in Allihies and the enormous effects of this industry on the people and landscape. A cafe and gift shop beside the museum open in the summer months. The surrounding landscape is stunning, with beach, river, mountains and several great pubs with good food and live traditional music!
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  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
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“local history” (3 reviews)
“the pub” (2 reviews)
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Allihies, Ireland
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+353 27 73218
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stooped in after a beautiful drive along the coast. They had a small cafe attached so we ate then toured the museum. They did an excellent job portraying the life, and deaths, of the miners. It was very moving. I wish they had had...More

Thank Mark672
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Displays are and visuals are of average interest but gives a good account of the copper mines that were once a dominant feature of the Allihies. Nice story about the miners who emigrated to Butte Montana for new lives as the mines in the Allihies...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This place tells an very interesting story about local mining and miners. I would highly recommend. Great cofee.

Thank Jacek W
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

A model for how these things should be done: this was informative, very well displayed - and a perfect choice for a very wet afternoon. Café pretty good too.

Thank wattnot
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

A really beautiful restoration and change of use for the old Methodist chapel in Allihies. The chapel was built for the spiritual needs of immigrant Cornish mine workers who worked these copper mines alongside the locals from Beara. What struck me most was the production...More

Thank PatrickAndBernie
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Not having known very much about the history of the area, we appreciated learning more about it and it enriched our walk through the surrounding hills. Although it's small, it is well presented and offers insight into the economic and historic significance of the town...More

Thank monicafO459MJ
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Allihies Copper Mine Museum is an interesting little museum, a converted church. Exhibits provide information about the history of mining in southwest Ireland, both the establishment and the decline. Great history lesson, exhibits well done. Has a nice little cafe on premises.

Thank anita a
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The information is very interesting to learn about the history and how important copper mining was. However, I would say it needs a bit of modernisation. Parts have been updated and others have not giving a bit of a disjointed feel. The staff/cafe staff were...More

Thank 303lanceh
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Worth a stop to learn more about the local history and realize how difficult life in this area was. Good information about the connections between Beara and Butte, MT.

Thank Christine K
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped on the recommendation of a fellow lunch diner. It was an interesting view of the copper mining history of the area. Kids didn't find it as interesting. Those folks had a harsh life.

Thank joewS3789KM
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