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Reasons to go: Perhaps not a once in a lifetime but a once in a decade opportunity to visit Toraí, Tory Island, a true jewel of the North Atlantic! Tory Island is a remote, rocky island lying some 11km to the north of Bloody Foreland in Co. Donegal. The island is approximately 4km long by 1km wide. Tory boasts extensive…

Read More IGA Weekend Excursion: Tory Island, Co. Donegal – 11th to 13th August

IGA Members’ Night and Lecture – Wednesday 7th June, 6-10pm Reasons to go Come, meet your fellow IGA members at our friendly gathering of chat, geological curiosities and themed refreshments! This year we will meet in the historic and beautiful Dunsink Observatory. (NB: Directions below) Special lecture: “Wine and Geology” There will be a special lecture, suited to the evening that…

Read More IGA Members’ Night & Lecture – Wednesday 7th June – Dunsink Observartory

 Damien will talk about the geology of gem deposits and tell you how you can visit many of the these deposits yourself, safely to look for gemstones, and show you exactly what rock and mineral clues you need to search for by showing you some hands-on samples from the various sites. He will address the following questions: In what geological environments do gemstones occur, and how can we…

Read More IGA Lecture – 24th May 2017 – Gem Deposits of Europe by Damien Wilkinson (Gem Entrepreneur)