Copper Coast Literary Weekend

Details of a new addition to the Copper Coast Festival scene will be announced very soon!
The first ever Copper Coast Literary Weekend will run from November 1st to 5th, with events at the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Knockmahon School, and at the Art Hand; more events to be confirmed.

Keep an eye out on social media and the local press for more details or email Orlaith at  if you would like to get involved.

Part-time position – Administrative Assistant

A UNESCO Global Geopark

“Atlantic Geoparks”
A project part funded by the INTERREG Atlantic Area,




CONTRACT TYPE : Part time, 10 hours per week, fixed term October 2017 – October 2018, at a rate of €12/hour gross or €5,096 per annum gross.  Some evening and/or weekend work may be necessary.

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT :  Bunmahon Co.Waterford


The ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT will provide administrative support to the Atlantic Geoparks Project Coordinator and to nominees of the Board of Copper Coast Geopark, including, but not limited to project file management, book keeping support and training course coordination.

The assistant will be responsible for providing the following  services and duties in support of the project and its staff throughout its lifetime, and others as may be requested, including the following:


  • Maintain project files and archives.
  • Process incoming and outgoing post as necessary.
  • Deal with central mail, email and telephone enquiries.


  • Maintain accurate and up to date project finance records.
  • Prepare sales invoices, work in progress and assist with credit control.
  • Process purchase invoices


  • Assist with organising workshops, conferences, seminars and training events as and when necessary.
  • Make project related travel, hotel, meeting and logistical arrangements.
  • Meet and greet project participants and stakeholders.
  • Maintain an up to date calendar of events, meetings and other project related activities
  • Assist with preparation and production of project reports.
  • Be able to act as Health and Safety officer.

Skills and Experience Required


  • Book keeping skills.
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • An understanding of and experience in working with the community sector
  • Office management experience.
  • Proficiency in administrative skills, database and Microsoft Office
  • Experience of events coordination and marketing.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements.


  • Knowledge of INTERREG reporting requirements.
  • Experience of working with local community.

Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to:
Atlantic Geoparks Project
Copper Coast Geopark
County Waterford

Applications should be submitted no later than 1.00pm on 6th October, 2017.  All should be lodged in envelopes clearly marked “Atlantic Geoparks Assistant”. 

Copper Coast Geopark is an Equal Opportunities Employer

The Copper Coast Geopark Book Fair

2nd Annual Book Fair for Book Lovers and Collectors
Sunday November 5th 1pm to 5pm.

At the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Center, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford.

Admission is free!

Self published authors…
Geological books…..
Specialist books….
Childrens’ books….
Second hand books…

Tea and coffee will be served in our Cafè.

The Copper Coast Geopark are very glad to receive donations of books which will be sold on their own bookstall on the day. The money raised is then used by the Geopark in its on-going work.
(Book donations accepted from September 1st 2017).
The Copper Coast Geopark is a community based registered charity.

The Copper Coast is a UNESCO Global Geopark, a designation based around sustainable development of communities in areas of significant geological interest and importance.

Stall holder enquiries to

National Heritage Week in the Geopark

National Heritage Week 2017 has just finished and throughout the land it was the best ever. The Copper Coast Geopark ran three successful events.

Geologist Robbie Galvin attracted a good following and gave a lively account of the local geology as seen at Tra Na Mbo Cove.

Robbie again engaged full attention as he brought life to the collection of rocks and minerals in the Geopark Centre. Serenella had even come up with pink cup-cakes in the café to reflect the Heritage Week theme!

Ecologist Alan Walshe, as usual, led a fascinating stroll around Fenor Bog; no two walks are ever the same – but that’s nature…

Visitor Centre Opening Hours 2017

Our Visitor Centre in the old church in Bonmahon is now open 4 days a week.  Friday to Sunday, 11.00  to 5.00 and Monday, 9.00 to 5.00

Call in for something delicious for the inner person and a flavour of the Copper Coast past and present!


Walk with Bruce: Seaweed Foraging Expert

Join local seaweed foraging expert Bruce MacDonald for a guided coastal expedition and culinary experience. This is part of this year’s Comeraghs Wild Festival. After returning to the Visitor Centre you will be met with a tasty lunch comprising of an assortment of locally produced seaweed based foods.  Sunday 16th July, Copper Coast Geopark Centre at 2.00pm.

Art Hand on the Strand – July 14th to 16th 2017

Sand artist Sean Corcoran from the Art Hand made such an impression at last year’s Comeraghs Wild Festival that he’s been invited back to create some more of his spectacular art as part of this year’s programme, Bridies Beach, Knock, Clonea: Friday, July 14th 2.00pm to 4.00pm; Saturday, July 15th 2.30pm to 4.30pm and Sunday, July 16th from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. FREE Event. Curious? All will be revealed during the festival. Bring your cameras and get snapping and sharing the spectacle before it vanishes!

“Dúnaill” folk group Sunday 16th July 2017

“Dúnaill” folk group will be performing in the Copper Coast Visitor centre, on the evening of Sunday 16th July 2017, they will be supported by “Stillhouse”. The concert is part of the 2017 Comeraghs Wild Festival.

Doors open at 6.30pm

Tea, Coffee, and Wine will be available from our Café on the night.

10th Annual Flower Show – 29th & 30th July 2017

The 10th Annual Flower Show will take place in the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon on 29th & 30th July 2017.

Entries in the following categories are welcome:

  • Decorative Floral Arrangements
  • Cut Flowers
  • Home Produce
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Children’s Categories
    More categories to be announced.

Download a Flower Show 2017 entry form. For enquiries contact:

We are pleased to announce that Léine medieval crafters will be at the Flower Show demonstrating some medieval skills. Léine have showcased at the National Heritage Park in Wexford and at Dublinia in Dublin. The Copper Coast Geopark are honoured to have them, we can’t wait!

Important notice!
All exhibits (including home produce) must be handed in Friday July 28th between 5 and 7pm. All entries will be judged on Friday evening.


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.

Contact Information

Copper Coast Geopark Ltd.
Co. Waterford,
X42 T923

Phone: +353(0)51292828


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