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Welcome to the first IGA lecture of the Autumn 2015 season. We will be having one lecture per month for you to enjoy, plus the always-anticipated Christmas get-together. The first lecture will be by the IGA’s own President, Dr. Patrick Roycroft. Here are the details: Title: “Ireland’s Mineral Heritage: the Agony, the Ecstasy and the Future” Abstract: Ireland’s mineral heritage…

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Dear Member, You are very welcome to come along for a day of gold panning to the IGA’s Peter Lewis Gold Rush Please read on for further details of the trip. Guide: Gerry Stanley When? Saturday 5th September 2015, 2 pm. Where? Meeting at the car park to the entrance of the Bohernabreena Waterworks (see map below – Friarstown Upper). What…

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Dear Member, You are very welcome to come along to the IGA Member’s Night on Wednesday May 27th, between 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm at the Geological Survey of Ireland, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4. There will be a range of nibbly things (both sweet and savoury) and some beverages stronger than tea and coffee – though you are welcome to…

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Led by Dr Siobhán Power, Mourne Cooley Gullion Geotourism Summary: The Mourne region has the undeniable majesty of the Palaeogene granites in the Mourne Mountains but it also has lowlands underlain by Silurian subduction zone metasediments and Carboniferous fossil beds and storm deposits. The landscape itself formed during the last glaciation and has a wealth of both erosional and depositional…

Read More IGA Field Trip: Dr Siobhán Power – Geology of the Mourne Region of County Down