2018 events

Copper Coast Festival – Walk with Edith

On the afternoon of Saturday May 26th take a walk through time with the Edith Colliers Bunmahon Heritage Society.

We will walk in the footsteps of the lady artists who attended a summer school in Bunmahon in 1914 and 1915. Meeting at noon at the Copper Coast Geopark visitor centre members of the Tramore Promenaders will walk in full 1914 costume to the historic Faugheen Church where they will stop for a picnic and to sketch or paint the beautiful surroundings before talking a leisurely walk back to the visitor centre for about 4pm. Members of the Edith Colliers Bunmahon Heritage Society will be on hand to tell you a little of the history.

This is a free event.
This is a Copper Coast Festival Event.
This is a family friendly event.
Children and vulnerable people need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
All are welcome.
This event is weather dependant.
If the weather is inclement we will stay in the visitor centre for lunch.
Packed lunches will be available to purchase from the Copper Coast Café.
Not up to the walk? You are welcome to cycle or drive.
Please note there are no toilet facilities near Faugheen church.
This will be an approximately 6 kilometre walk in total.

Documenting their memories of Edith

In July 2016 during the Gala Weekend we were honoured to be joined by a number of Edith Collier’s family from New Zealand. Two of Edith’s nieces Margaret Benson and Helen Gordon, her nephew Gordon Collier, Margaret’s husband Trevor Benson Helen’s son Angus Gordon and his partner Fenella Grigsby traveled to Bunmahon. Film maker Angela Mulcahy and artist Orlaith Hamersley took the opportunity to record some interviews with the family, documenting their memories of Edith a much loved Aunt. We are delighted to say that the edited interviews will be screened in the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre in Bunmahon on Saturday May 26th during the centre open day, you will also have an opportunity to watch “Edith Collier’s Bunmahon” a guided tour with Jim Cullinan. 

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