Copper Coast Festival 2019 – May 22nd to June 13th
Copper Coast Festival 2019
May 22nd to June 13th
(at various locations along the Copper Coast, Waterford)
There are so many amazing events in this year’s line up that the dates have been extended! The festival will now run from May 22nd to June 13th!
The Copper Coast Geopark stretches along the coast from Garrarus Beach, near Fenor in the east to Ballyvoile Beach near Stradbally to the west and inland to Kill and Dunhill. That’s 10 beaches and 7 villages!
Every year Geoparks have a couple of weeks known as “European Geoparks Network Week” when they put on events to highlight the EGN and geodiversity in their area. In 2017 the organisers thought they’d call it “The Copper Coast Festival” and try to involve as many of the Geopark villages/communities as possible.
The festival is now in its 3rd year and going from strength to strength. Below is a list of confirmed events.
May 22nd at 11am – Visitor Centre, Open Day – Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon – In association with the Bealtaine festival https://www.facebook.com/events/663909144034093/
May 23rd at 7.30pm – History talk, The search for medieval Stradbally – Woodhouse Estate, Stradbally.
May 24th at 7pm – Copper Coast Geological Walk – Bunmahon Beach (West car park) – In association with the Bealtaine festival.
May 24th at 8pm – Cabaret evening featuring “Sounds” – Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon – In association with the Bonmahon Tidy Town Committee.
May 24th at 9pm – Benefit Night featuring Gerry Walsh & Dallas – Kill Community Centre, Kill.
May 26th at 11am – Geopark Visitor Centre Open Day – Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon.
May 26th at 12noon – Paint Out with Copper Coast Art Group – Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon.
May 28th at 9pm – Social Dancing – Kill Community Centre, Kill.
May 30th at 10.30am – Tramore yarners on the Copper Coast – Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, Bunmahon.
May 30th at 7.30pm – History talk, The 1641 Depositions – Woodhouse Estate, Stradbally.
June 1st at 10am – Bonmahon Inshore Lifeboat Open Day – Bonmahon Lifeboat station, Bunmahon.
June 4th at 9pm – Social Dancing – Kill Community Centre, Kill.
June 6th at 7.30pm – History Talk, Woodhouse – A manor Reborn, Woodhouse Estate, Stradbally.
June 8th & 9th – The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group Live at Tankardstown – Tankardstown engine house, Bunmahon.
June 11th at 9.30pm – Social Dancing – Kill Community Centre, Kill.
June 12th at 9.30pm – The Thatch BAR Sessions – Dunphys Bar, Kill.
June 13th at 7.30pm – History talk, The Irish Diaspora, Past, Present and Future – Woodhouse Estate, Stradbally.
June 13th at 7.30pm – Who wants to be a Thousandaire? – Greenway Manor Hotel – In association with The Copper Coast Scouts.
Date & Time TBC – Bonmahon Coast Guard Demonstration – Bunmahon, exact location to be confirmed.
Please note some details may be subject to change so please check the Facebook page www.facebook.com/coppercoastfestival for the most up-to-date information or check out the website at
This is an exciting line up of events taking place in beautiful settings and locations along the amazingly scenic Copper Coast Waterford – there’s something for everyone during the Festival and it’s certainly not to be missed!!