Our last talk for the season – and we have had a packed programme covering winter 2014/spring 2015 – is Dr Michal Szpak (originally from Poland but currently associated with the Geological Survey of Ireland).  The title and abstract of his talk are below, as is a short biography that…

Read More IGA Lecture: Dr. Michal Szpak (GSI) – Life Beneath the Gyre.

Dear Members, The IGA’s Annual General Meeting will take place, subject to confirmation, in the Geological Survey of Ireland (Beggars Bush, Dublin 2) at 6:30 pm on Wednesday February 4th, 2015. This is the opportunity for all members to vote for the committee for 2015; hear statements from the current…

Read More Event: The IGA’s Annual General Meeting

The Annual IGA Christmas Party will be held in the Geological Survey of Ireland on Wednesday 17th December from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. A festive selection of seasonal snacks and beverages – e.g., mulled wine, mince pies, cheeses, fancy biccies, etc – will be available, and members are very…

Read More IGA Event: The Annual IGA Christmas Party!

“Mineral Treasures Revealed”.   Dr Patrick Roycroft will host an afternoon with the newly saved University College Dublin mineral collection at the National Museum of Ireland’s Beggars Bush stores from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday December 14th. The NMI stores are the big grey (Calp limestone) building just behind…

Read More IGA Event: Dr Patrick Roycroft – “Mineral Treasures Revealed”

Peering into the depths! The geology of Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Fogo comprises a composite granite-gabbro intrusion which has been emplaced along the bedding of its host rocks. This stratiform magma chamber is 7km thick and tilted on its side, so that its contents are well exposed. It was the very…

Read More IGA Lecture: Dr. Peadar McArdle (Geological Survey Of Ireland)

Social Licence to Operate: the Challenge for the 21st Century: The Third Leg of the Stool (society = the third leg of the stool!) This Wednesday, 26th November, continues our season of diverse talks with something a little different. Deirdre Lewis, who works with a geological consultancy firm, will be…

Read More IGA Lecture: Dr Deirdre Lewis (Technical Director, SLR Consulting)