Mining in West Cork

At Allihies in West Cork, there is a ruin of a long abandoned copper mine. I found an article Miners in Migration… which discusses the connection between Co. Cork and Butte, Montana.

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In genealogy, it is important to consider migration patterns. Apparently people from Cornwall went to West Cork to mine and later, there was a migration from Allihies, West Cork to Montana and Michigan in the USA.

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