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Geological Survey Ireland’s Researchers' Night 2022

To mark European Researchers' Night, Geological Survey Ireland and the Earth and Ocean Science Department at NUI Galway will co-host a free public event on Thursday September 29th . This will include:

  • A reception and launch of Geology of South Mayo - a field guide by Prof. John Graham (Trinity College Dublin) and published by Geological Survey Ireland
  • Three short public talks on GSI funded/co-funded research in marine and coastal geology: Niamh Cahill (Maynooth University), Stephen Nash (NUI Galway) and Rachel Healy (University College Dublin). 
  • A fieldtrip to South Mayo to some of the key sites in the Joyce Country and Western lakes aspiring geopark. 

The events are free but registration for each part of the programme is essential. Please see the GSI Event webpage for more information and to register. 

 

GSI at the National Ploughing Championships

Once again GSI staff will be attending the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois. You will find GSI in the government marquee with colleagues from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and the Department of Housing, local Government and Heritage (including Met Éireann) – GSI staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide advice. The event will be from September 20th-22nd, information and tickets are on the website.

 

GSI research funding calls

For all current and upcoming GSI research funding/co-funding opportunities please keep an eye on the GSI website Research pages. Please see the GSI website for more details, new calls will be added once call details are confirmed. You can also sign up to our newsletter on the link above.

 

GSI Down to Earth Exhibition 

The Geological Survey Ireland exhibition will continue into 2023 at the Museum of Ireland in Collins Barracks. The exhibition was developed by the National Museum of Ireland in partnership with GSI to celebrate 175th anniversary of the establishment of GSI. Exhibits include a large floor map of the geology of Ireland, a reconstruction of one of RV Keary, new art work depicting a cross-section of Dublin from Collins Barracks to the sea, and an impressive collection of the minerals we use in our daily lives. The exhibition is suitable for all ages and geological backgrounds. Admission is free and booking is not required except for groups. More information is available on the GSI website.

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