The Irish Geological Association Posts

Dear Member, You are very welcome to come along for a day of gold panning to the IGA’s Peter Lewis Memorial Gold Panning Expedition. Please read on for further details of the trip. When: September 30th – 2pm-5pm Meeting place: The entrance to the Bohernabreena Water Works Geographic coordinates: 53° 15’ 31.98” N 6° 22’ 06.20” W or ITM coordinates: 708843…

Read More Peter Lewis Memorial Gold Panning Expedition – September 30th 2017

Patrick will illustrate how college students and amateur geologists, among others, can research geological history by applying genealogy techniques to solve etymological problems in fossil, mineral, and mineral collection names. The talk will use five Irish case studies: the etymological hunt for the Ichthyorachis newenhami fossil; revealing the Miss Cotter behind the mineral variety ‘cotterite’; discovering the ‘finger-lickin’ background to…

Read More IGA Lecture – 27th September 2017 – Geology and Genealogy – The Odd Couple by Dr. Patrick Roycroft (Elements geological magazine)

As part of National Heritage Week, Laois Libraries have invited Michele Castiaux (www.geologyandenvironment.com) from the Irish Geological Association to present a fun and informative workshop for children on Irish geology and the rocks that are found in the popular video game Minecraft. Locations: Abbeyleix Library (057 8730020, wlawler@laoiscoco.ie), 25th August 11am -12pm Rathdowney Library (0505 46852, cafitzpatrick@laoiscoco.ie), 25th August 3pm –…

Read More Irish Rocks and Minecraft Rocks

Join members of the Irish Forensic Science Community and researchers and scientists from the fields of anthropology, botany, geology, pathology and zoology as well as the Garda to learn the basics and try out the outdoor and lab techniques regularly used in crime scene investigations in Ireland. Work the scene, gather and record the evidence to identify the victim and…

Read More Festival of Forensic Science: CSI Tullamore – 2nd and 3rd September 2017

Field trips