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European Geoparks Week 2009, Copper Coast Geopark

Source: Source:Copper Coast Geopark Published:Jan 05,2009

European Geoparks Week is an annual event that occurs throughout the European Geoparks Network at the same time each year. The aim is to raise awareness of the European Geoparks Network (EGN) by celebrating both Europe’s common geological history and the role that each individual Geopark plays within this. At the local level, this is an opportunity to explore the geology, landscape, wildlife, archaeology and build heritage of the Copper Coast.

Please see below provisional programme.

Details will be added when finalised.

Saturday 23rd May,
Mosaic on the beach

Let your children's artistic talent shine through as they use natural materials
found on the beach (pebbles, seashells, seaweeds...) to create a beautiful
mosaic with the aid of local artist Sinead Driver.

Venue: Annestown beach
Time: to be confirmed

Saturday 23rd May,
"Step back in time" (Drama)
Evening Outdoor Theatre

Dramatisation of the events which shaped the Geopark encompassing both
the geological and human history of the Copper Coast.
An evening both entertaining and informative.

Venue: Tankardstown (weather permitting)
Time: to be confirmed

Sunday 24th May,
Up, up and away

Be blown away by the energy of the wind. Yes, come along for a kite
demonstration with the Grandfather of kite surfing Mr Ed Humm, on Bunmahon

You will see how enjoyable this activity can be and also join in the fun of
making your own small kite.

Time: to be confirmed

25th May - 30th May,
Geology Course

Evening classes and week end fieldtrip.
"Introduction to geology, the study of Earth"

Course Fee: €110
Booking: essential as places are limited to 24
Venue: to be announced

25th May - 30th May
"Through the decades"
Photography Exhibition

Exhibition of old photographs of the Copper Coast throughout the
decades to present day.

Venue: Copper Coast Geopark Centre
[Ex-Monksland Church, Knockmahon]

Evening walks

A series of guided walks throughout the Geopark held all week.
Led by local guides each adding their own specialist knowledge of the area.

Date and time: to be confirmed

Saturday 30th May,
Sand castle competition

Come and join the fun nd excitement on the beach where you and your
team using all your imagination and skills can construct a sand castle
worthy of a king.

Venue: Bunmahon beach
Time: to be confirmed

"All that Glitters"
Jewellery making workshop

All that Glitters is not Gold... Sometimes it can be Silver.
Learn some centuries-old skills still used in the contemporary art of
handcrafting jewellery at the Jewellery Making Workshop where you will
use basic skills to fashion jewellery from Sterling silver sheet and wire.

Date and fee: to be confirmed
Booking: essential as places are limited to 12.
Venue: Copper Coast Geopark Centre