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

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 –…

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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…

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Since the early days in the 1990s with Des Cowman’s talks on the heritage of the Copper Coast area and European Geopark Network membership in 2001, the Copper Coast Geopark has elucidated the geology and heritage of this beautiful part of the Waterford coast. Geopark Geologist-in-Residence, Robbie Galvin, will show us the sights and show off the exceptionally beautiful minerals…

Read More IGA Excursion – 20th & 21st May – Copper Coast Geopark, Co. Waterford