- follow one way system,
- keep distance from other people,
- no touching of exhibits,
- max of 8 adults (plus any children from the same household) admitted every 20 min,
- extra cleaning procedures in place.
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The Copper Coast Geopark is a largely voluntary community organisation. It is a Company Limited by Guarantee, with Charitable Status. We operate as a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to community development through promotion of sustainable tourism and the development of productive partnerships.
In the meantime, why not visit and browse the social media profiles, websites and online shops of the local Irish businesses that we stock in our visitor centre every year?
If you are able, buying online will be a huge support to many small businesses who depend to a large part on summer income.
As of March 12th the Government has announced a series of measures aimed at addressing the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Ireland. In light of a growing public health crisis, we have a duty of care to our staff and all of our visitors.
The Geopark Visitor Centre will remain closed to the public until further notice.
We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you back to our renovated exhibition in the near future.
We currently expect to reopen on Saturday April 4th; however this may change as we monitor the situation and follow expert advice, government and HSE recommendations.
Spring is here!!
We are opening the Copper Coast Cafe on Saturdays and Sundays,
between 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
The National Enterprise Town Awards presentations took place on Thursday the 5th December 2019 in The Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. Copper Coast Global Geopark was nominated and Serenella Capelli, Orlaith Hamersley and John Galloway were honoured to attend. The Bank of Ireland’s National Enterprise Town Awards recognise the spirit of enterprise in areas and towns across Ireland. The aim is to bring business and community groups together to showcase their efforts to build an economically sustainable community. We are delighted to say that we won regional runners up for Munster on the night! Congratulations to Villierstown who also took home a regional award. Many thanks to all those who helped out and supported us during the judging process and to the enterprising people across our 7 villages who continue to make the Copper Coast Geopark a community of communities.
So join us in Bunmahon for a browse and shop, tea and a home made bun, a chat and a laugh to get Christmas going.
Saturday and Sunday December 7th and 8th, 11am to 4.30pm.
Admission is free!
The Copper Coast Café will be open both days.
Create your very own fun Christmas fashion, up-cycling a pre-loved T-shirt / Sweat-shirt with artist & designer Orlaith Hamersley and Living History & Textile expert Katherine Walsh.
During this workshop you can learn basic embroidery stitches and the use of an embroidery hoop, learn how to make pom-pom & tassels, basic applique, learn how to attach beads and sequins, or how to affectively use fabric glue and iron-on webbing.
We will have plenty of examples and suggestions on the day to give you inspiration!
Date :- November 16th
Time :- 2pm to 4pm
Location :- Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre Bunmahon
Booking :- Contact Orlaith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost : €10 – This include the use of basic equipment, embellishments, yarn, fabric and glue.
Please bring :- A pre-loved t-shirt or sweatshirt. (bring some broken beaded jewellery and lace & ribbon scraps if you want)
To comply with child safeguarding children must be accompanied by a responsible adult
The Copper Coast is not just for summer it’s a hive of activity over the winter too, don’t take our word for it come and see for yourself!
Six word story & design a book cover challenge
Kids Variety Showcase
Copper Coast Geopark Book Fair
Copper Coast Geopark Christmas Fair
The Visitor Centre will be opening at 9.30 a.m. all Fridays for the rest of September! To encourage local people to pop in after the school run we have some special community cafe prices!
Here are details of upcoming events:-
Saturday Sept. 28th 1 p.m. – Craft like your great-grandparents ….. a near zero waste Craft Workshop at the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre.
Sunday Oct 6th 2 p.m. – Victorian Steampunk Tea Party at the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre.
Our annual Book Fair will take place on November 3rd and the Christmas Fair on December 7th and 8th. More details will be announced soon.