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.


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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