2021 Copper Coast Festival

Andy and Billy Kiely at the Copper Coast Geopark Community Herb Garden in Bunmahon.

The 2021 Copper Coast Festival was small but perfectly formed. Like many things, there was a change in direction with a more down to earth reduced schedule. The theme for the Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark Festival was ‘Growing and the Ground Beneath our Feet.
On the June Bank Holiday weekend we explored the link between geology and the soil, and with a nod to the UN2030 agenda, how we can help to get the Copper Coast growing.
Events included the virtual launch of ‘Copper Coast Connects Issue Number One’ read it here www.coppercoastgeopark.com/copper-coast-connects-issue-number-one

Also SEARG broadcasted live from Tankardstown enginehouse,

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group pictured at Tankardstown engine house near Bunmahon, part of the 2021 Copper Coast Festival.

There was the ‘Copper Coast Geopark Seed Plant and Produce Swap and Share’ table, Copper Coast Community Herb Garden official opening

A birds eye view of the Copper Coast Geopark Seed Plant and Produce Swap and Share table at the Geological garden in Bunmahon, part of the 2021 Copper Coast Festival

Bonmahon Lifeboat Open Day and Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre Open Day,

Members of the Bonmahon Lifeboat team at their open day during the recent Copper Coast Festival.

There was Road Bowling in Fenor

Members Fenor Road bowling club at Ballyscanlon, part of the 2021 Copper Coast Festival.
The Kiely family from Bunmahon pictured at the official opening of the Copper Coast Geopark Community Herb Garden, 2021 Copper Coast Festival.

We had an art exhibition by Mella O’Callahan and we took part in the ‘Pride of the Déise’ virtual parade!
The highlight of the weekend was when two local gentlemen Billy and Andy Kiely officially opened the new community herb garden in Bunmahon. The brothers were pioneers in organic gardening using local seaweed to enrich the soil and growing beautiful vegetables.
Younger visitors especially enjoyed the photo treasure hunt during the visitor centre open day.
A big Copper Coast Festival thank you to…. Billy, Fergal, Thomas, Katherine, Hazel, Ally, Breda, Orlaith, Andrew, Helen, Serenella, Mella, Shirley, Robbie, John, John, Tommy (aka the Boardwalk Bagpiper), Sheamie, Andy, Billy, SEARG, Bonmahon Lifeboat, Fenor Road Bowling Club and the many more who supported us arranging the 2021 Festival…..

About Copper Coast Geopark

The Copper Coast Geopark is in Co. Waterford, Ireland and is an outdoor museum of geological records; it stretches along the coast from Kilfarassy Beach, near Fenor in the east to Ballyvoile Beach near Stradbally to the west. Volcanoes, oceans, deserts and ice sheets all combined to create the rocks which provide the physical foundation of the natural and cultural landscapes of the area. Follow the self-guided "Copper Coast" trail and walking cards available from the The Copper Coast Geopark Centre in Bunmahon.

Please respect our Geology and Nature; leave them with us, take just memories away.

Contact Information

Copper Coast Geopark Ltd.
Co. Waterford,
X42 T923

Phone: +353(0)51292828

Email: info@coppercoastgeopark.com

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