Allihies was once the site of extensive copper mines. Ballydonegan beach, below the village was created by crushed stones from the mines. The chapel as you enter the village was built in 1845 for the Cornish miners and their families who came to the area, and the adjoining cemetery contains some Cornish memorials. Allihies is now home to many of the famous artists who live on the Beara Peninsula. Leaving Allihies by the Reentrisk road, there is rugged scenery. Dzogchen Beara is a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat centre which overlooks the Atlantic ocean with fantastic views of the Beara coastline.
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