Copper Coast Geopark Opening Hours 2020

Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre Opening Hours for 2020
Due to the impact of recent events and in order to continue the sustainable operations of the Geopark Visitor Centre in Bunmahon, our regular opening hours will be 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday for 2020 only.
The good news is that we hope to offer weekend opening year round and reintroduce our popular events and workshops later in the year.

At Last! We are opening the Copper Coast Geopark Centre.

Our visitor centre in Bunmahon Co Waterford will reopen this Friday, July 3rd.
There have been some interesting additions to the mining and heritage part of our exhibition.  Make sure to call in and have a look 🙂
Of course we’ve also made a few changes so that everyone can feel comfortable and safe visiting the Centre.
Our COVID-19 policies for exhibition are:
  • 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.
(procedures are subject to change)
We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Support The Copper Coast Geopark

Did you know you can support the Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark by playing the Bonmahon Community Society Lotto?

Follow the link to enter ..https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?LL_ID=615#Anchor

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.


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


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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