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Allihies Copper Mine, Beara Peninsula, West Cork, Ireland

Allihies copper mine is situated on the Beara Peninsula, from the Bronze Age up to the 1870s the area was a site of copper-mining.
Brass is a metal alloy made of copper and zinc, the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. Aqua Fortress brass products contain a high percentage of copper. This gives a pure copper colour on the etched details of our new Bándearg range. A freshly exposed surface of pure copper has a reddish-orange colour.
Copper is commonly used in jewellery, and folklore says that copper bracelets relieve arthritus symptoms. In alternative medicine, some proponents speculate that excess copper absorbed through the skin can treat some ailments, or that the copper somehow creates a magnetic field, treating nearby tissue.
Sometimes referred to as “The Work of the Angels” on account of the elaborate spirals, interlacings and knotwork, the captivating intracacies of Celtic designs bear elegance and drama wherever they are applied. The excellence of design and workmanship achieved by the ancient Celtic artists and craftsmen can be seen in every piece we create. Our workshop in Ardgroom is situated on the same peninsula, on the Wild Atlantic Way.

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The Perfect Irish Gift from the Wild Atlantic Way, West Cork

Whether looking for that perfect Irish gift or a piece of jewellery that encapsulates what it is to be Irish we have what you are looking for. Every Aqua Fortress piece is handcrafted to the highest of standards offering our customers jewellery and Celtic products that emanate Celtic beauty, history and folklore.
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, Beara, West Cork, Aqua Fortress is in close proximity to Dunboy Castle, Castletownbere, Co. Cork. A historical site in Irish history, today, much of the castle is destroyed but the ruins are open to the public. Dunboy Castle was the scene of the famous Siege of Dunboy in the summer of 1602. Near the castle ruins stands Puxley Mansion, a 19th-century manor house It was burnt to the ground by the IRA in 1920.

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