Copper Coast Geopark Spooking!

Covid rules are going to get in the way of traditional trick or treating this year. So we’ll have to do Halloween a bit differently this October 31st.
Let’s come together as a community and have a drive by spooking!
Do you live in one of the 7 Copper Coast Geopark villages? Why not decorate your garden, window, gate, business, school or even farm with creepy creative creations!
Give your display a mining or geological theme if you dare!
Families can then take a tour at dusk (about 5pm) to admire the results from the safety of their own car.
Share your pictures for those who can’t travel using the  hash tag  #coppercoastspooking
Do drive carefully, make sure displays aren’t a hazard and don’t forget about social distancing.
Witch Copper Coast village will be the  spookiest?
Fenor Annestown Boatstrand  Bunmahon Stradbally Kill or Dunhill???

Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre Opening Hours 2020

Update 07/10/2020

For the next four weeks, the Café and craft shop in the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre will remain open for takeaway only with some limited outdoor seating.

The exhibition section of the center is closed to visitors. This is in light of the recent COVID-19 increased restrictions. As we all do our bit to shake off this dreaded virus, we hope to still see you at the Copper Coast Visitor Centre in a safe manner.
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 ..

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 

Mad Jessie 

Kilfarrassy soap 

The Sea Gardener 

Phat Poly 

Monica O’Meara

Copper Coast Skincare 

Mahon Woodwork 

Golden Stitch 

Tra Coffee Roasters 

Coffee House Lane

The Krafty Lady

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
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

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.
Co. Waterford,
X42 T923

Phone: +353(0)51292828


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