Horse and Pony trekking
has had a strong tradition of horses and ponies probably since
the time of the copper mines when horse were used extensively
in the mines. There is a horse racing day every 15th of august
which is always well attended.
Allihies Riding Centre is based near the village and in
the summer takes out treks.
There is also an active pony club in the area
who may be contacted on 73130
The hostel owner is himself a keen
walker and will usually be able to direct you on a suitable
route. Most weekends he is available to go with you and will
show you his favorite routes. [More hillwalking
The area is a geologists delight
and the evidence of c19 copper mining is abundant in the area.
The Irish Mining Society make frequent trips to the area and
are actively involved in the Mine Museum which is being created
close to the village. More
beach is one of the most popular holiday pastimes and
the sandy beach in Allihies is popular but never crowded.
Reputedly formed from the minerals washes out from the mine
workings it forms a wide flat sandy area a short walk from
Kayaking and Sailing
Frank Conroy teaches and lead expeditions around the area.
He is a also qualified sailing instructor. Frank will supply
sea kayaks and can teach anyone from kids to seniors. He is
able to bring kayak and canoes anywhere in the Beara peninsula
and enjoys the beach at Allihies as much as anyone!