Slouching Towards Bantry

A journey is a hallucination. -- Flann O'Brien

Friday, February 24, 2006

Workin' the Copper Mines


The copper mines of Alliheis, where Michael Joe O'Sullivan's father worked (see below), provided jobs for this part of the Beara peninsula for more than a hundred years, but the work was dangerous. "The mine shaft was 1,800 feet deep and there's a miner dead for every foot of it," said Michael Joe.

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