Allihies - © Fabiano's_Photo

Allihies Copper Mine Trail

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Allihies - © Fabiano's_Photo

Informations about Allihies Copper Mine Trail

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Cork (Republic of Ireland)
Location :
Address : leave from Allihies, following the R575

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The village of Allihies was for many years one of the main mining actors of the country. That’s why you will be able to discover one of the key attractions of the village: the Allihies Copper Mine Trail. This is a hiking trail, which will allow you to discover the former mining sites. Beautiful trails and breathtaking views are on the agenda!

Making the Allihies Copper Mine Trail

Vestiges implanted on the mountain

The attraction starts at the foot of the “Mountain Mine”, the mountain where one of the most important buildings of the mine is located. Unmistakable with its grey chimney, the building is accessible by taking a small marked trail. It is easy to walk along, but you will need good shoes to avoid slipping in the rubble.

The gradient rises somewhat, but will allow you to enjoy a breathtaking view of the village and the Atlantic Ocean upon arrival. It must be said that the place is magical and has a certain charm.

Don’t hesitate to discover the building: many walls have stood the test of time, and the chimney is still intact. Possibility to visit it from the inside: the place will give you a small glimpse of how copper was extracted in the 19th century.

A walk to be completed by a visit to the Allihies Copper Mine Museum, a small museum entirely dedicated to the mining history of the village!

Practical informations

Adresse Address: leave from Allihies, following the R575
Location: (County Cork)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 51.639005,-10.045699

PricePrice* :


*indicative price may vary according to the season and the policy of the establishment.

Opening HoursOpening Hours:


Distance to goDistance to go: less than 10km

DurationDuration: about 2 hours

DifficultyDifficulté : Facile

Starting point:Starting point: Mountain Mine | Arrival point: Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Recommended equipmentRecommended equipment: Baskets, Sac à dos, Coupe vent, Pull

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