The Montana A Cappella Choir rehearsing in the evening sun before their performance at the Allihies Copper Mine Museum, West Cork. Pic: Niall Duffy
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ALLIHIES Copper Mine Museum (ACMM) has been granted funding from the Heritage Council of Ireland to carry out a survey of mining and industrial heritage in Allihies. The relatively untouched, authentic post-industrial landscape around Allihies will be explored and documented.
THE Allihies Copper Mine Museum has been awarded the President’s Award by the Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA), the leading UK body dedicated to the preservation of industrial heritage. This award is given each year to a site or monument, which is visited by delegates during association conferences.
THE Heritage Council of Ireland has approved funding for a number of West Cork projects in Bantry, Kinsale and Allihies under their 2012 Grant Scheme. In Kinsale, the Council have approved funding for the preparation of a conservation plan for the restoration of the Napoleonic signal tower as a visitor centre and a panoramic viewing point.