Copper Coast Ireland

This past April my wife and I did a self-drive tour of Ireland, circumnavigating the island. Our journey took us along the south east coast through the Copper Coast area of Ireland. This article shares a small selection of photographs captured along this part of the coastline of Ireland.

NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/9, 1/250, ISO-400

The Copper Coast is not as famous as the Wild Atlantic Way, but it does offer some interesting scenery.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/8, 1/320, ISO-400

Leaving the city of Waterford, you’ll find the Copper Coast between Tramore and Dungarvan.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/8, 1/400, ISO-400

You’ll find a number of small bays, inlets, and beaches, along with some small towns and villages.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/9, 1/640, ISO-400

The coastline provides a mix of scenery including some cliffs that drop off into the sea.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/8, 1/800, ISO-400

The Copper Coast gets its name from copper mines that were operating here in the 19th century.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/8, 1/500, ISO-400

The abandoned buildings can serve as interesting subject matter in photographic compositions.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 13 mm, efov 35 mm, f/8, 1/1250, ISO-400

Like many coastal areas, the weather can change quickly from bright sunshine to overcast and rainy. Having appropriate rain gear is prudent.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/8, 1/640, ISO-400

There are a number of spots along the coast in Ireland where you will find coves that are used by surfers.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/8, 1/1000, ISO-400

Many travellers are drawn to other more popular tourist areas in Ireland and they often overlook the Copper Coast.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 26 mm, efov 70.2 mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-160

The Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark and Visitor Centre is located in the area. It provides various walking trails and educational programs.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 12 mm, efov 32.7 mm, f/9, 1/400, ISO-400

If are planning a trip to Ireland and plan to visit Waterford a drive along the Copper Coast is nearby and a worthwhile experience.

Technical Note:
Photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process.

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