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.