|Sullivan Family Headstone in Allihies|
Adding an unexpected touch of magic is the sub-tropical vegetation. Fuchsia, bamboo and, especially, palm trees are everywhere thanks to the warm flow of the Atlantic Gulf Stream. It is a remote, independent, and stunningly beautiful place.
Only the Man Engine House stands as a visual reminder of its hard rock history. Without visiting the Copper Museum, it would be nearly impossible to imagine the tragedy of daily life for those men, women and children who worked the mines in Allihies.
The Allihies Copper Mining Museum
|Allihies Copper Mining Museum Displays|
In the mid-nineties a group of Allihies residents came together to discuss how they might preserve and present the local copper mining heritage of this unique area. The idea of Allihies Copper Mine Museum (ACMM) was born and hard work and dedication on the part of the local community brought it to fruition.
Attended by then-president Mary McAleese, the museum finally opened its doors in May, 2007.