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

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

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…

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Field trips

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

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