Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre Virtual Craft Shop

Due to the current Corvid-19 crisis, The Copper Coast Geopark Visitor centre will remain closed for the time being. We will continuously monitor the situation and regularly review this decision based on HSE guidelines.

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.

Have a look Below to Check out some of the local craft producers that we stock in the Visitor Centre

Hammersley Art  https://www.instagram.com/hamersleyart/ 

Mad Jessie https://www.instagram.com/m.a.d.jessie/ 

Kilfarrassy soap https://www.instagram.com/kilfarrasy/ 

The Sea Gardener https://www.instagram.com/the_sea_gardener/ 

Phat Poly https://www.instagram.com/phat.poly/ 

Monica O’Meara https://www.instagram.com/monicaomearaart/

Copper Coast Skincare https://www.instagram.com/coppercoastnaturalskincare/ 

Mahon Woodwork https://www.instagram.com/mahon_woodworks/ 

Golden Stitchhttps://www.instagram.com/goldenstitchdesigns/ 

Tra Coffee Roasters https://www.instagram.com/tracoffeeroasters/ 

Coffee House Lane https://coffeehouselane.ie/

The Krafty Lady https://www.facebook.com/kraftyladyc/


Temporary Closure of the Geopark Visitor Centre

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.


Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre is opening at weekends

Spring is here!!

We are opening the Copper Coast Cafe on Saturdays and Sundays,
between 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm.


National Enterprise Town Awards

 

 

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.


Workshop – Christmas-Themed T-shirt / Sweat-shirt Transformation!

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 hamersleyart@gmail.com
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


What’s coming up in the Copper Coast Geopark?!

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/962987970712960/?ti=cl

Kids Variety Showcase
https://www.facebook.com/events/2286290164994498/?ti=as

Copper Coast Geopark Book Fair
https://www.facebook.com/events/639032179883313/?ti=as

Copper Coast Geopark Christmas Fair
https://www.facebook.com/events/258269445121829/?ti=as


Early Fridays and Other News!

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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1611974635605788/?ti=as

Sunday Oct 6th 2 p.m. – Victorian Steampunk Tea Party at the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2007281476243101/?ti=as

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.


Some interesting upcoming events…

AUG 21st 11 am – Geopark Visitor Centre Open Day
Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/2063851410585955/

AUG 21st 7.30 pm – Geological Walk Through Time
Bunmahon Beach, Car Park (West Car Park)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1226135827569360/

AUG 23rd 11.30 am – Kilfarrasy Geology Workshop
Kilfarrasy Beach
https://www.facebook.com/events/376276729697364/

AUG 24th 11 am – How did Viking Age Women spend their time?
Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/2497740077128585/

SEP 28th 1 pm – Craft like your great-grandparents – near zero waste craft
Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/1611974635605788/

OCT 6th 2 pm – Victorian Steampunk Tea Party
Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/2007281476243101/

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.


National Heritage Week in the Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark

National Heritage Week runs from 17th to 25th August this year.

These are the events happening on the Copper Coast!

Walk Through Time
21 August, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

  • Bunmahon Beach, Car Park (West Car Park)
  • Co. Waterford

Walk through hundreds of millions of years of Earth’s history and learn how to read the dramatic history of the Copper Coasts rock as seen in Tra Na mBo Cove with Copper Coast Geologist Robert Galvin.

This event is run as part of the Atlantic Geoparks ERDF co-funded Geotourism Route project.

Admission Free
Not suitable for Children under 12
Car Parking Available
For further Information
051292828
info@coppercoastgeopark.com

 

Geopark Visitor Centre Open Day

21 August, 11am – 2pm

  • Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark
  • Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre
  • Co. Waterford

 

                                                                 Learn about how the earth has changed over millions of years and how these changes are reflected in the rocks and landscape of Waterford. Learn about the rocks, and landscapes of the Copper Coast.

Free entry to the Copper Coast Geopark visitor centre all day also. This event is ran as part of the Atlantic Geoparks ERDF co-funded Geotourism Route project.~
Admission Free
Suitable for Children under 12
Wheelchair Access (Full)
Car Parking Available

Kilfarrasy Geology Workshop

23 August, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark
Kilfarrasy Beach
Co. Waterford

 

 

 

Learn about the forces that shaped the rocks of Kilfarrasy Cove and the Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark with geologist Robbie Galvin. An easy-going intro to the wonderful world of geology.

Admission Free
Suitable for Children under 12
Car Parking Available
For Further Information
051292828
info@coppercoastgeopark.com

 


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.
Knockmahon,
Bunmahon,
Co. Waterford,
X42 T923
Ireland

Phone: +353(0)51292828

Email: info@coppercoastgeopark.com

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