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IGA Members’ Night & Lecture – Wednesday 7th June – Dunsink Observartory

7 June, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM IST

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 is in it, by Davide Gallazzi (North West Environmental) fittingly entitled “Wine and Geology”!

Our Hosts

Our hosts will be the wonderful Dr. Hilary O’Donnell (Retired, DIAS) and indefatigable John Flannery (IAS)

The Plan

6pm Welcome to Dunksink Observatory

7pm Lecture: “Wine and Geology” by Davide Gallazzi

8pm Introduction to Dunsink Observatory by John Flannery

Thereafter a reception with geologically themed craft beers and wines as a feature of the evening!

10pm Depart

Important Information

All Current Members, Intending New Members and Renewing “I should have paid my membership by now, but forgot and will soon” Members are welcome!

IGA Committee Members will be on hand to help you with your subscription status for 2017-2018!

Getting There: Dunsink Observatory is located about 8 km northwest of Dublin city centre but for first timers a little extra attention is required in finding the site.

Location: Dunsink Observatory,


Dublin 15

Tel: +353 (1) 4406656

Mobile: 087-6294966

GPS location: +53° 23′ 12.30″, -6° 20′ 10.40″

Driving directions: Head for Castleknock along the N3 out of Dublin and turn right at the intersection with Auburn Avenue just before reaching the M50 onto Dunsink Lane. Then proceed past the Travelodge Motel, the junction with the New River Road and Elmgreen golf course to reach the Observatory.

Coming from the M50 take the exits marked N3 City and then follow signs for New River Road onto Dunsink Lane.

If coming from Auburn Avenue and the Phoenix Park just go straight across the N3.

Public Transport directions: Warning – Long Walk involved. Buses (numbers 38 and 39) towards Blanchardstown leave from the City Centre. Get off at the bus stop after the Auburn Avenue/New Dunsink Lane intersection on the Navan Road, cross over to New Dunsink Lane and follow it for the next two miles.

Taxis are advised after dark.

Please bring your geological curiosities, pet rock find of the year etc., for general appreciation!


IGA are most grateful to Hilary, John and to DIAS for use of and access to this wonderful facility.


7 June, 2017
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM IST
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