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,
There was the ‘Copper Coast Geopark Seed Plant and Produce Swap and Share’ table, Copper Coast Community Herb Garden official opening
Bonmahon Lifeboat Open Day and Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre Open Day,
There was Road Bowling in Fenor
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…..