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.
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The Copper Coast is not as famous as the Wild Atlantic Way, but it does offer some interesting scenery.
Leaving the city of Waterford, you’ll find the Copper Coast between Tramore and Dungarvan.
You’ll find a number of small bays, inlets, and beaches, along with some small towns and villages.
The coastline provides a mix of scenery including some cliffs that drop off into the sea.
The Copper Coast gets its name from copper mines that were operating here in the 19th century.
The abandoned buildings can serve as interesting subject matter in photographic compositions.
Like many coastal areas, the weather can change quickly from bright sunshine to overcast and rainy. Having appropriate rain gear is prudent.
There are a number of spots along the coast in Ireland where you will find coves that are used by surfers.
Many travellers are drawn to other more popular tourist areas in Ireland and they often overlook the Copper Coast.
The Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark and Visitor Centre is located in the area. It provides various walking trails and educational programs.
If are planning a trip to Ireland and plan to visit Waterford a drive along the Copper Coast is nearby and a worthwhile experience.
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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