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Allihies

Allihies West Cork

Allihies welcoming village, with its brightly coloured houses, is near the tip of the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland, a wonderful setting on Irelands scenic coast. The drive from here along the north coast of the Beara Peninsula to Eyeries and Ardgroom following the signposted 'Ring of Beara Drive' offers superb views of the coast and mountains of Iveragh, the peninsula across Kenmare Bay which contains the 'Ring of Kerry' tourist route.

Ballydonegan Beach, just below Allihies village, was created by crushed stones from the old Allihies mines.

Ardgroom Village Views

Allihies was the centre of a rich copper-mining district. Cornish workers were brought over in the 19th Century as technical experts and remains of their 'Cornish Village' can still be seen. Around the workings you can pick up nice rocks glittering with pyrites - 'fool's gold' - care needs to be taken if exploring here as there are unguarded mineshafts.

Ardgroom

Tourists to the Beara Peninsula area can enjoy a number of activities and sights while visiting Allihies such as water sports, bird watching, scuba diving, cycling, Dolphin & Whale watching, and the ring of Beara driving tour. The area around Allihies offers a number of locally made arts and crafts to be enjoyed. The Michael Dwyer Festival which takes place over the June Weekend in Allihies is a traditional music festival which draws musicians and music lovers alike from all over for the sessions and competitions. Michael Dwyer was a well know and respected fiddle and tin whistle player from local Ardgroom.

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