Author: <span class="vcard">Michele Castiaux</span>

JOINT OUGS/IGA WEEKEND FIELD TRIP  – 16-17TH June, 2018 Forming and filling the South Mayo Trough (Ordovician), western Ireland Led by: Dr. Brian McConnell (GSI) We will focus primarily on the Ordovician volcanic and sedimentary fill of the South Mayo Trough basin, including the Lough Nafooey volcano, basin-margin conglomerates, and ignimbrite sheets.  We will also stray onto older, basin-bounding rock units and…

Read More JOINT OUGS/IGA WEEKEND FIELD TRIP -16-17th June 2018 – Forming and filling the South Mayo Trough (Ordovician), western Ireland, leader: Dr. Brian McConnell (GSI)

Irish Geological Association Weekend Excursion to the Coastal Geology of Co. Louth 18th-20th May 2018 Leaders:                     Saturday – Dr. Robert Meehan (An Talamh Ireland) Sunday – Dr. Siobhan Power (GSI) Boat Captain:             Shane Reenan (Louth Adventures) What is on? A weekend excursion to the Co. Louth Coast by sea (RIB) and shore (walking/driving) Where is it? Our base will be…

Read More Field Trip: IGA Weekend Excursion to the Coastal Geology of Co. Louth: 18th-20th MAY

When is it?  Saturday, 7th April from 10am-4pm Where is the venue?  The truly inspirational Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, Co. Waterford http://www.coastguardculturalcentre.ie   Why should you go? Have you ever thought about what it’s like to work with the minerals and metals that we study? Have you thought you would like to set a stone or crystal as a piece of jewellery…

Read More Workshop: Experience the Ancient Craft of Silversmithing with Tina Keating, Geologist, Gemmologist and Jeweller – April 7th 2018 – Tramore, Co. Waterford.

Dr. Peadar McArdle’s  has kindly agreed to give a lecture based on his latest book, which is the first biography of geologist Thomas Weaver (1773-1855).  Thomas Weaver did pioneering work on the geology of Leinster, managed several mining operations, and was (as Peadar describes him) a “dissenting spirit”. Peadar is a wonderful speaker; those who have not yet heard him…

Read More Lecture: “Thomas Weaver – Geologist and Dissenter” by Dr. Peadar McArdle (Former GSI Director) – March 21st 2018