Copper Coast Geopark

Copper Coast Geopark

Ice, Fire and Water by Colette O'Brien at Copper Coast Geopark (c)E.LetticeUniversity College Cork and the School of BEES supports the Copper Coast Geopark in Co. Waterford, Ireland.

The Copper Coast extends between Tramore in the east, to Dungarvan in the west and the area was designated as a European Geopark in 2001 and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004. It is the only Geopark in Ireland and one of only 77 globally.

A Geopark is an area with a geological heritage of European/International significance. The Copper Coast is recognised because of its outstanding volcanic geology, as well as the significant history of mainly 19th Century copper mining.

Find out more about the Copper Coast Geopark.

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

An Scoil Eolaíochtaí Bitheolaíocha, Domhaneolaíocha agus Comhshaoil

University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland T23 N73K