The Irish Geological Association Posts

“Mineral Treasures Revealed”.   Dr Patrick Roycroft will host an afternoon with the newly saved University College Dublin mineral collection at the National Museum of Ireland’s Beggars Bush stores from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday December 14th. The NMI stores are the big grey (Calp limestone) building just behind the Geological Survey of Ireland and beside the National Print…

Read More IGA Event: Dr Patrick Roycroft – “Mineral Treasures Revealed”

Peering into the depths! The geology of Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Fogo comprises a composite granite-gabbro intrusion which has been emplaced along the bedding of its host rocks. This stratiform magma chamber is 7km thick and tilted on its side, so that its contents are well exposed. It was the very hot gabbro magma which melted the lower crust to produce…

Read More IGA Lecture: Dr. Peadar McArdle (Geological Survey Of Ireland)

Social Licence to Operate: the Challenge for the 21st Century: The Third Leg of the Stool (society = the third leg of the stool!) This Wednesday, 26th November, continues our season of diverse talks with something a little different. Deirdre Lewis, who works with a geological consultancy firm, will be discussing the what it takes for geological enterprises to actually…

Read More IGA Lecture: Dr Deirdre Lewis (Technical Director, SLR Consulting)

Dear Members, Prof. Quentin Crowley (Trinity College Dublin) will give a talk to the IGA at 6:30 pm on Wednesday November 19th in the Geological Survey of Ireland (Beggars Bush, Dublin 2) on some new and very exciting research that he and his team are carrying out on the very earliest signs of life on Earth, which includes when oxygen…

Read More IGA Lecture: Prof. Quentin Crowley (Trinity College Dublin)