Copper Coast Geopark Ltd.
Co. Waterford,

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Edith Collier and Comeraghs Wild on the Copper Coast

"Comeraghs Wild" is a celebration of all that's good about this corner of south east Ireland. The annual event has, for the last three years included several events on the Copper Coast.

This year on the Copper Coast, celebrating 100 years since the important New Zealand artist Edith Collier spent time in the area with fellow artists, we launched a month long exhibition in the Copper Coast Auxiliary Exhibition Space. Edith Collier Exhibition Launch

The next day Orlaith Hamersley and Jim Cullinan led a walk through Bonmahon to some of the places Edith would have walked, where she lived and where she painted.
Tina Keating, Paula McCarthy, Orlaith Hamersley and Karen Többe put a mountain of work into organising these events and it showed. This included organising permissions and Fine Prints of many of Edith's works – dealing with the Edith Collier Trust in New Zealand – and assembling the exhibition space. To top it all we were joined by Edith Collier's grand nieces, Fiona Horrocks (Chairman of the Edith Collier Trust) and her sister, Miranda. Special days!Setting off in the Footsteps of Edith Collier!



 Sean and Miranda Corcoran (The Art Hand) hosted "Words Gone Wild", a special version of their regular "Words" event – where participants bring words they love or have written themselves to read to the assembled company – at a "secret location" which turned out to be Tankardstown.   Severe competition from a (Mary Black) concert and a Twinning Event meant that the numbers were small but this was nonetheless a special and atmospheric part of the weekend.

Sean Corcoran Words and ContemplationWords Gone Wild








In Stradbally there was a Treasure Hunt, organised by Tina Keating, Jim Cullinan and Nicola Blair. Prizes for this were provided by Activate Family Activity Centre and Castle Café (many thanks!).All winners in Stradbally!


 The very last event of the Comeraghs Wild Festival happened in the Copper Coast Geopark Centre and it was a memorably enjoyable night in the life of the Copper Coast, proving that Geoparks aren't just about rocks! Michael Marrinan brought beautiful music, played by the really talented young musicians of Comhaltas Craobh na gComarach and the voices of Cór Fear na Déise.


The area was declared a European Geopark in 2001 and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004. This geologically diverse area contains records of Palaeozoic volcanism and the last ice age. more


The Copper Coast is a stretch of the southern coast of Ireland in County Waterford. It is named for the historic metal-mining industry, the legacies of which now constitute a tourist attraction. more

Walking Trails

Along with an audio tour around Annestown, we also have walking trail cards for the villages along the Copper Coast. The trail cards can be printed or stored for viewing on your phone. more

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A European Geopark Located In Co. Waterford, Ireland.