Booking now open HERE Join the IGA on a journey to examine the evidence for volcanic activity in the Palaeozoic Age with Margaret Franklin (Retired Lecturer in Chemistry) and Maria Cullen (Geobiologist). We will begin with a tour of Duncannon Fort, an exceptional bastion, or star-shaped fort of great historic significance. (There is a small… Continue reading Weekend excursion, 27-28 August: Ancient Volcanoes of Wexford with Margaret Franklin (IGA) and Maria Cullen (IGA).
Come, join us as we visit the Quaternary highlights of Wicklow with our exuberant Bus Tour Leader, Fellow Emeritus Peter Coxon (TCD). There will be a tour bus fee for the day, but it is a unique event that is thoroughly enjoyable, erudite and not to be missed. Booking is now open HERE There is… Continue reading Field Trip – 10 September 2022: Fellow Emeritus Pete Coxon’s Legendary Tour of Wicklow (IQUA Fieldguide: Wicklow in the Grip of an Ice Age).
Abstract: To the mineralogist and mineral collector Sir Arthur Russell needs little introduction. The honorific ‘Sir’ is not a knighthood for public service but the result of him becoming the 6th Baronet Russell of Swallowfield in Berkshire, a hereditary title created for his great-grandfather Sir Henry Russell (1751–1836). One might be forgiven for imagining that… Continue reading IGA Lecture – 14 September 2022, 7pm: “Sir Arthur Russell and His Mineral Collection” by Roy Starkey (Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum, London)
Join us for a most enjoyable training event, gold panning with geologist, Gordon Poole (FGS). This excursion is an Annual Meeting in memory of Past President of IGA, Peter Lewis for whom gold panning was a favourite hobby. The outing this year will take place at Bohernabreena, Co. Dublin. IGA is most grateful to the… Continue reading Field trip – 24 September 2022: Peter Lewis Memorial Goldpanning Excursion with Gordon Poole (FGS).