Diary 2016


Saturday, June 25th: Tour to West Waterford visting Tramore, and a drive along the coast to the Copper Coast Geo Park. Departing St. Michael’s Hall, Green Street. at 10am. Returning 6pm approximately. The cost will be €25. There will be a stop for lunch. Please book with Brian Matthews aurora@aurora.ie or (053)9135488 before June 16th


The Copper Coast is named after the historic metal-mining industry in West Waterford, the legacies of which now constitute a major tourist attraction. The cliffs west of Bunmahon were mined for lead, silver and copper in the eighteenth century. However, the main phase of activity was the mid nineteenth century when the mines east of Bunmahon were worked by the Mining Company of Ireland. We will also learn about some historic shipwrecks in Tramore Bay.


Tour refunds

Please note that there will no longer be refunds for those who have booked and are unable to travel on the day of a tour. The committee has decided this is the fairest decision for everyone as we made a loss on tours last year due to refunding some members.