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Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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We stopped on the recommendation of a fellow lunch diner. It was an interesting view of the copper... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
South Bend, Indiana
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Copper Mine Museum

Very interesting as my ancestors were copper miners in Butte MT and from Allihies. Lots of picures... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Mary C
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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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  • Average10%
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Allihies, Ireland
+353 27 73218
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Very interesting as my ancestors were copper miners in Butte MT and from Allihies. Lots of picures and historical information about the local mines.

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here in Summer 2015. Museum itself is very educational. The restaurant itself was expensive, the food was nice but not worth what was being charged! I'd recommend the museum but for food I'd go up the village to the pub for food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Called in for toasties and wraps and pots of tea. Ten out of ten . Tea refill for free and home made scones are excellent with cream and jam. Definitely call again.

Thank Youghalbeach
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We enjoyed a visit here as part of a clan gathering. It is well laid out and has lots of great displays of the history of mining in the area. The discussion of the history of mining in the area was very informative.

1  Thank Relaxedtravels57
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice cafe and museum. I'm a museum professional so am trying hard to not be overly critical as it really is a great little museum which tells the story of the copper industry in this remote part of Ireland. I felt some of the objects...More

1  Thank Essex H
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The musem is in the main street, with some parking outside. You enter the building into the cafe which looked very busy and had some lovley looking cakes on display, We paid 12 euro for a family of 4. It was a very small museum...More

Thank Tricia F
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very interesting, clean and well organized. There are a few artifacts. There is also a cafe offering light snacks, sandwiches, and drinks.

1  Thank Hikesleepeat
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a latte while touring. Great welcome, lovely coffee, and stunning location at the quiet end of the Beara Pennsula. I did not go into the museum.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 18 June 2016

It;s lovely presentation of the local history, and well worth a trip here.... It would be nice to see more about the lives of the local workers that that of the Puxley family... But, Beware of the woman at the entrance desk... what you might...More

1  Thank Caroline F
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