Downloadable Field Trips For All Ages

Here are four free guides to the different sites along the Copper Coast Geopark that you can download and follow either on your own, in a group or with your children.

These guides were produced with the assistance of Agenda 21 funding and Waterford City and County Council.

Lets examine the seashore

This guide is ideal for children aged between 7 and 12 along with their parents.

Investigate the beach after the tide goes out.  With this guide, you are going to find out what kinds of rocks, animals and plants are found on the coast.

Geological Garden in Bunmahon

This guide is great for anyone with an interest in earth history and can be followed virtual via google earth too.

Discover the rocky history of the Copper Coast on a walk through the Geological Garden in Bunmahon. This walk brings you through 4.6 billion years of earth history along a path laid approximately in proportion to time.

Kilfarrasy Geological Field Trip

This guide is great for children studying at a senior cycle level or interested adults

Explore billions of years of geological history on a trip to Kilfarrasy Beach: The rocks which form Kilfarrasy cove are the result of a time when this part of Ireland was the site of ancient undersea volcanic eruptions.

Fenor Bog A Climate Change Champion Field Trip

This guide is great for children studying at a junior cycle level

Bogs can take thousands of years to develop. Take this guide and discover Fenor Bog on the Copper Coast: a fascinating freshwater wetland where peat has accumulated


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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