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

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

What? Lecture Title: ‘New insights into the colour of fossil animals’ Who? Our Eminent Lecturer: Dr Maria McNamara, UCC Where? M. Synge Lecture Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin When? Wednesday 28th February, 2018 from 6pm Why should I go? Have you ever wondered what colours dinosaurs really were? Or what colours the first feathers on Earth were? Do you like fossils? Would you…

Read More POSTPONED (date TBC): IGA Lecture Especially for School Students, TCD 28th February 2018 Dr. Maria McNamara (UCC)