The Irish Geological Association Posts

Putting flesh on bone: what the fossil record can reveal about the history of life on Earth. It is with great pleasure that we can announce the details of the IGA New Year Lecture. The talk will be by internationally renowned palaeontologist Dr. Patrick (Paddy) Orr, who is based at the UCD School of Geological Sciences and who has worked…

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The Annual IGA Christmas Party will be held in the Geological Survey of Ireland on Wednesday 17th December from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. A festive selection of seasonal snacks and beverages – e.g., mulled wine, mince pies, cheeses, fancy biccies, etc – will be available, and members are very much encouraged to bring along something geological that others can…

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“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…

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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)