With origins dating back to the famous Allihies Copper Mine, Allihies is a beautiful mining village set in a spectacular location overlooking the Atlantic. Enjoy the craic in some of the local pubs and discover some of Beara's deep history in the fascinating Allihies Copper Mine museum.a
Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Beara Way, Lehanmore Community Centre is a busy vibrant community centre serving the remote and beautiful far western parishes of the Beara Peninsula. We operate a full weekly schedule of social and entertainment events. The centre is open 7 days a week and now incorporates The Cable Car Café which is open daily from 11am to 4. 00pm. The picturesque setting of the centre is second to none with panoramic views of the Atlantic and surrounding headlands of Mizen Head and Crow Head. Minutes from the historic ring fort at Lehanmore ,the centre is also the location of a plaque erected on April 11th 2012 to commemorate the passing of The Titanic off the south coast of Ireland.
Traditional music sessions every Tuesday night at 8pm are open to everyone and musicians of all talents are invited to participate, the summer sessions are very well attended by tourists and holidaymakers. Bingo at 8pm is Wednesday nights entertainment, Yoga classes take place from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday .Our centre has its own fully licensed bar which is open every Friday night and during all special events such as plays or musical events.
The Lehanmore Christmas Pantos are legendary and the centre recently hosted the first ever tremendously successful Oscars night. A relic of this event is our Hollywood sign which is attracting huge attention and is much photographed by the huge volumes of tourists passing our door on their way to see the Dursey Cable Car or visit The Green Coast Beach at Garnish. The locality is a haven for hill walkers, bird watchers, fishing enthusiastics, divers and whale and dolphin watchers.
Bill Griffin's art exhibition Gallery at the Edge of the World is open every day from 11am to 4pm.
The Cable Car Cafe is open every day from 11am to 4pm.
The road winds ahead toward another destination, another adventure. Through rock and rush, from sea to sky, let Beara take you on a voyage of discovery.