The Copper Coast Geopark

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  • Address: Knockmahon, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford, Ireland
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  • Timings: 01:55 pm - 02:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-51292828
  • Tags: Park, Family And Kids

Declared a European Geopark in 2001 and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004, the Copper Coast Geopark extends for 17kms from Kilfarrasy in the east to Stradbally in the west. There is a total of seven geosites at this geopark. Industrial heritage buildings in Tankardstown, Ordovician volcanic rocks in Stage Cove, Devonian age sandstones and conglomerates in Bunmahon Head and Ballydwan Bay, Ordovician sedimentary rocks in Stradbally Cove, A classic blowhole in Kilmurrin Cove and finally a fenland formed among Ordovician age rocks in Fenor Bog, this is just a brief introduction to the geopark. One must pay a visit to explore and truly discover this geologically diverse area with its rich flora and fauna. Additionally, the geopark also offers you a 3D tour into the mining works at the Tankardstown site. From book fairs to heritage week to Literary Weekends, one can also catch an event while visiting this place.

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  • The Copper Coast Geopark Address: Knockmahon, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford, Ireland
  • The Copper Coast Geopark Contact Number: +353-51292828
  • The Copper Coast Geopark Timing: 01:55 pm - 02:00 pm
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  • Lovely mini farm. Contained area and plenty of different play options including playground, ride- on tractors, very large sand area which is inside large shed, another shed with animals and an area to walk around. Basic but tasty cafe. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating options. Staff friendly and helpful. Seemed to be popular school tour destination.

  • This is such a great place to go if you want to relax and do nothing. If you zoom out a bit on maps you can see an area called the secret beach. It's a bit of a hike to get there but it's definitely worth it! You can take the stairs down to the beach and explore some small caves, or there's some large cliffs you can go explore.

  • Loveky coffee place. Home made food. Great setting. And FREE books. Loved it.

  • World heritage site in Waterford County, Republic of Ireland. Very unique indeed.

  • Wonderful visitors centre in a most historical location. We had a fabulous guide called Alan. Definitely worth a visit.

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