Copper Coast Geopark – Skills Taster Day

Copper Coast Geopark Skills Taster Day

At the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bonmahon.

Join us in the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre in Bonmahon for a unique day of craft and traditional skills taster workshops.
Saturday February 3rd, 10am to 4.00pm
€65 light lunch, refreshments and materials are included.
Taster workshops will include traditional needle craft, naalbinding, spinning, finger loop braiding and, appropriate for February, St. Bridget Cross weaving, all materials will be provided and a light lunch will be served. Booking is essential, craft enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome. No previous craft experience is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Group discount available.
For more information or to book please email

An evening with Dúnaill for Bonmahon Lifeboat

Join us in the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bonmahon for an evening with Dúnaill on Saturday January 20th in aid of Bonmahon Lifeboat.
Dúnaill  Folk Group are accomplished musicians, a harp, flutes, violin, whistle and guitar accompany  beautifully harmonious vocals. 
The event is organised by a group of WCFE (Waterford College of Further Education) sound engineering and music technology students.
Doors open at 7pm.
Tickets 10 euro, available on the door

Copper Coast Christmas Fair, 2nd and 3rd December

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of December.
11.00 am – 4.30 pm
Our popular Christmas Fair returns this year with a selection of local Food and Craft stalls offering high quality gifts and home baking.
Join us in Bonmahon for a browse and shop and tea and a home made bun and a chat and get Christmas going!
Admission is free.
Tea and coffee will be served in our Café with delicious cakes from the Fair.
The Copper Coast Geopark will also run a raffle to support Geopark in its on-going work.

Copper Coast Literary Weekend


Copper Coast literary weekend November 1st to 5th 2017

A celebration of Copper Coast creativity and culture.


The Art Hand, Bunmahon.         Wednesday 1st Nov. 7.45pm     Entry €5         The monthly WORDS event, a place for literature lovers and writers of all kinds to share their work and works they love.

Una Troy – talk
Knockmahon N.S. Bonmahon     Thurs 2nd Nov  7.30pm            Entry €5
Enjoy a history talk on the Irish novelist and playwright Una Troy, and a viewing of a short history video by the pupils, The video was filmed and edited by Angela Mulcahy and was researched and written by the children themselves.

Quiz night
Dunphy’s pub, Kill. Fri. 3rd Nov.   9.30pm                            Tables of 4 €20             Quiz celebrating the Launch of the Michael Power 2017 Christmas Day Memorial Swim, in aid of Touching Hearts.

Launch of the Decies journal
Copper Coast Visitor Centre, Bonmahon.  Sat 4th Nov. 2.30pm.  Free entry
The Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society will launch the Decies journal with introductory talks and music.

Copper Coast Book Fair                                     
Geopark Visitor Centre, Bonmahon. Sun. 5th. Nov.    1.00pm.     Free entry
                As part of an ongoing initiative by the Copper Coast UNESCO Geopark to help promote all the locality has to offer we are holding our 2nd Annual Book Fair for Book Lovers and Collectors.

Bibliophile’s Costume Competition.
Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon. Sun. 5th. Nov     1.00pm.    Free Entry
Dress as your favourite literary character or a book inspired original creation! Prizes sponsored by the Copper Coast Geopark.

Visitor Centre Opening Hours 2017

The Visitor Centre is closed for the Winter. We should be open again for weekends in March 2018.


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…

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.

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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