Copper Coast Connects: the e-Journal

Welcome to “Copper Coast Connects” (ISSN 2737-7547), the new digital Journal of The Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark.

This e-Journal aims to provide a platform to highlight and promote the region’s social, cultural, industrial and natural history and heritage connections locally, nationally and internationally.  Journal papers are free to download, print and/or copy onward – all that we ask in return is that the journal, its authors and articles are properly acknowledged if used as a source of information.

Several papers are being prepared for publication over the next few months, of which the first has just been published:  Building bridges: connecting the Copper Country, USA with the Copper Coast, Ireland. This paper highlights the personal and international connections between two historic mining districts, the Copper Coast, Ireland and the Copper Country, Michigan, USA.

Others presently in the pipeline have a more local Copper Coast focus, for example one which reviews the history of Medieval Churches in the region and another on 19th Century ship building along the Copper Coast.

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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