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HERITAGE WEEK—Geological Survey of Ireland & Copper Coast Geopark Events

Source:http://www.globalgeopark.org  Source:www.gsi.ie Published:Aug 07,2008


 24th to the 31st August 2008



1. VISIT CARLOW'S VOLCANO
- Geological Survey of Ireland

2. THE MINING HERITAGE OF THE COPPER COAST- Copper Coast Geopark

3. STRADBALLY VILLAGE & COVE - Copper Coast Geopark

4. KILFARRASY STRAND GEOLOGICAL AND WILDLIFE WALK - Copper Coast Geopark

5. DUNHILL CASTLE HISTORICAL & GEOLOGICAL WALK - Copper Coast Geopark

6. FENOR BOG EXPLORATION - Copper Coast Geopark

More details are given below, as well as on the Heritage Week http://www.heritageweek.ie/ website.

Please also see here for information on Insurance and Health & Safety considerations for Heritage Week activities.



1. VISIT CARLOW'S VOLCANO

EVENT: Geological walk to explore Carlow's volcano. The Slaney Valley holds evidence of Carlow's long-extinct volcano which spewed extensive lavas onto an ancient seafloor. The forces driving the volcano also developed the later Leinster Granite. but did they control Carlow's once-serious earthquakes? Come and find out!

DATE: Saturday 30th August 2008

TIME: 2.30pm

MEET: Kilcarry Bridge, Clonegal, Co. Carlow (Parking is limited, phone organiser if guidance is needed)

ADMISSION: FREE.

CHILDREN: suitable for children and families (but dogs only on leads).

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: unfortunately none.

Organised by Carlow County Museum and the Geological Survey of Ireland.

CONTACT: Dr Peadar Mc Ardle
Peadar.Mcardle@gsi.ie
087 226 2519

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2. THE MINING HERITAGE OF THE COPPER COAST

EVENT: Guided tour of Tankardstown mining site to learn about the local history  and the mining heritage of what was once one of the largest copper mines of the Bristish Empire.

DATE: Sunday 24th August 2008

TIME: 3pm

MEET: Tankardstown Mining Site, between Bunmahon and Boatstrand, Co. Waterford

ADMISSION: FREE

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial Access

CHILDREN: Unfortunately not suitable for children

CONTACT: Bruce MacDonald
Copper Coast Geopark
Knockmahon
Bunmahon
Co. Waterford
051-292828
info@coppercoastgeopark.com

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3. STRADBALLY VILLAGE & COVE

EVENT: Guided walk around Stradbally village to learn about the local history and exploration of Stradbally cove to learn about the geology of the Copper Coast.

DATE: Monday 25th August 2008

TIME: 7.30pm

MEET: The Green in Stradbally village, Co. Waterford.

ADMISSION: FREE

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial Access

CHILDREN: Suitable for children

CONTACT: Jim Cullinane
Copper Coast Geopark
Knockmahon
Bunmahon
Co. Waterford
051-292828
info@coppercoastgeopark.com

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4. KILFARRASY STRAND GEOLOGICAL AND WILDLIFE WALK

EVENT: Beach walk to explore the geology and wildlife (seabirds & seaweeds) of Kilfarrasy Strand.

DATE: Tuesday 26th August 2008

TIME: 7.30 pm

MEET: Kilfarrasy Car park, Co. Waterford

ADMISSION: FREE

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: None

CHILDREN: Suitable for children

CONTACT: Rita Byrne
Copper Coast Geopark
Knockmahon
Bunmahon
Co. Waterford
051-292828
info@coppercoastgeopark.com

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5. DUNHILL CASTLE HISTORICAL & GEOLOGICAL WALK

EVENT: The history of Dunhill Castle and surrounding landscapeBeach walk to learn about the evolution of the Copper Coast landscapes over the last 460 million years.

DATE: Saturday 30th August 2008

TIME: 3 pm

MEET: Dunhill Castle. Meet at wooden gates of Dunhill Castle, coming from Annestown, Co. Waterford.

ADMISSION: FREE

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Unfortunately, none

CHILDREN: Suitable for children

CONTACT: Des Cowman
Copper Coast Geopark
Knockmahon
Bunmahon
Co. Waterford
051-292828
info@coppercoastgeopark.com 

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6. FENOR BOG EXPLORATION

EVENT: A guided tour of Fenor Bog to explore the conservation, wildlife and geology of this unique environment

DATE: Sunday 31st August 2008

TIME: 2pm & 3pm (1h tour each time)

MEET: Fenor Bog car park, behind the church, Fenor, Co. Waterford.

ADMISSION: FREE

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Partial

CHILDREN: Suitable for children

CONTACT: Rita Byrne
Copper Coast Geopark
Knockmahon
Bunmahon
Co. Waterford
051-292828
info@coppercoastgeopark.com



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