Sites Walks Field Trips
 Ireland's Scenic Landscapes - Sites Walks & Field Trips
Field trip in CarlingfordFor a country that is small in size, Ireland is home to an exceptional diversity of landscapes.  Even if one does not understand the geological story that underpins them one can still appreciate their splendour. 

GSI staff sometimes lead walks and field trips in different areas around the country, particularly as events during National Heritage Week.  Here we provide some basic field notes about some of these more interesting walks and sites (some are more comprehensive than others!). From the list below click on the title of a location of your choice to see some details and/or imagery.

Landscapes from Stone logoWe would like to build on this series over time.  Doubtless there are hundreds of possibilities for inclusion in the series. Each of us probably has our own particular favourite Irish landscape scene. If yours isn't in this series why don't you let us know and provide us with some information or photos?!

Ease in to this section gently by viewing a selection of photos of just a few of  Ireland's best landscapes....

2010 Newsflash - GSI has proudly supported the development of a new geological audio guide to Dublin's city centre. Click here for details.

The walks and field trips featured below mostly took place during Heritage Week a few years ago (2004-2006). The pages are for information only if you wish to visit the various locations.

 Walks  Field Trips  Sites
Bray Head Carlingford Volcanic Centre Valentia Island Tetrapod Trackway
Wicklow Way Volcanic Dublin North Mayo Geology
Lough Nafooey volcano (Mayo)  Ross, Killala Bay Cliffs of Moher. Clare
Lough Mask Pollatomish landslide, Mayo Benbulben, Sligo
Ox Mountains Copper Coast, Waterford Mullaghmore, Sligo
Ox Mountains - Lough Keola

Killiney Beach

Breifne - North West Ireland
Ox Mountains - Pontoon Roscommon's hidden landscapes
Knocknashee, Sligo
Mount Leinster    

Should you wish to speak to the appropriate author of any of these pages (they have all been prepared by GSI staff) then please fill in the form here and we will be in contact. 

GSI has also published paper guides / booklets to several areas of the country.  Please view our General Interest Publications for further details.