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Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre

Osborne Terrace | Knockmahon, Bunmahon, Ireland
+353 51 292 828
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Just some numbers on the ground, really lovely area though

it's literally fantastic. some cool info about the world and thegeopark is cool, but it's close... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
Gary O
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Ireland
Beautiful scenery

Whilst we didn't actually visit the visitor centre, we did do the drive. The scenery is exquisite... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
TravelBuff97
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New York
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Discover the magic of the UNESCO Copper Coast Geopark which stretches along Waterford's rugged coastline from Tramore to Dungarvan. Internationally recognised for its' unique geological heritage and the naturally stunning geological formations of the coastline with its undisturbed and raw beauty. Explore the hidden coves and soft, golden beaches which tell the story of the transformation from deep ocean floor to deserts over 460 million years ago. Begin your discovery at the Copper Coast Global Geopark Visitor Centre where our friendly staff are ready to welcome you. Our Geological and Mining Heritage Exhibition is suitable for all ages and abilities. There are a range of trails and activities suitable for families, sight seekers, culture enthusiasts and adventurers. Join us on a journey of discovery as you lose yourself in the sense of place of Waterford's Copper Coast Geopark. Groups are catered for by appointment, please book in advance. The Copper Coast Gift Shop has a range of exclusive Irish local crafts and souvenirs. And if you love food like we do our Cafe is the perfect setting to treat yourself to sumptuous and decadent cakes or wholesome lunches using fresh local ingredients. Or simply while away the hours over a glass of wine and a good book.
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“old church” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Osborne Terrace | Knockmahon, Bunmahon, Ireland
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+353 51 292 828
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

it's literally fantastic. some cool info about the world and thegeopark is cool, but it's close enough to some really awesome parts of the copper coast its worth it

Thank Gary O
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Whilst we didn't actually visit the visitor centre, we did do the drive. The scenery is exquisite and the stops along the way allow for some great picture taking. Also a copper mine abandoned along the shore, offered a nice history of the area's copper...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We didn't go to the actual visitors centre more than outside but drove by the coast. The beaches and views are absolutely stunning. Once in a lifetime experience.

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

This coastline is truly stunning,there is many small coves,beaches and high cliffs for great walks,the scenery all around is amazing,there is also an old disused copper mine that you can walk around,the area between Bahmahon and Annestown is beautiful.

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

the visitor centre is lovely with very friendly staff. The copper coast is stunning with too many scenic spots along the way. This is a great day out. Stradbally Cove, Kilmurren cove, Annestown beach and Fenor are very scenic and this is an absolute must...More

Thank Debra S
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Located in a church we dropped into the Geo centre for some tourist maps (which were the most informative of the area we have seen so far) and some snacks, to have with our coffee (flask). Excellent priced cafe, the scones and chocolate brownies were...More

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

We dropped in here for coffee & the visitor centre is based in an old church, so this makes it all the more interesting as it's a great use for a lovely old building. The information is on screen & is accompanied by info from...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

The visitor centre was based in a little chapel. It has. Small coffee shop/cafe in the church. It dodo had. N art exhibition and toilets. Interesting place worth a short visit. The Gro coast drive is amazing. Remember to turn if the route to visit...More

Thank Ali671162
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

The Copper Coast is something that must not be missed on your trip to Ireland. Being on the cliffs overlooking the sea was just stunning.

Thank Zach N
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

This is a sweet little museum in a sweet little town. The museum has educational documentaries which run and tell you lots about the lives of the miners, etc.

Thank Nancy R
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