Bedrock Projects

Carbon Capture and Storage
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a technology chain that forms a third pillar, along with renewable energy and energy efficiency, to reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. It works by removing CO2 from the pre- or post-combustion exhaust gas of power stations and other industrial processes a...
New 1:1.25M Bedrock geology map of UK and Ireland
The British Geological Survey has published a new map, Bedrock geology map of the United Kingdom and Ireland, 1:1.25M scale, in collaboration with Geological Survey Ireland and the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland. The map is available from the GSI customer centre, folded in a case or flat, pri...
Dublin Bedrock Model
Dublin Bedrock Model, Version 1 (2016). A 3D model of bedrock in the Dublin ‘geourban’ area is now available to download for free. The model was created using Paradigm’s SKUA-GOCAD version 2011.3 software. The model is available to download in the following formats: To download the SKUA-GOCAD...
New Bedrock Geology of Ireland map
The GSI ‘Geology of Ireland’ map (“Schools Map”), which is aimed at secondary school level and accompanies our book on Irish geology, is nearly out of print, so we have taken the opportunity to replace it with a proper 1:1M scale digital data set, as a contribution to international and der...
Climate through Time Poster
At different times in our history Ireland lay frozen under sheets of ice, thousands of feet thick, baked under hot desert suns and lounged in warm topical swamps! A stunning new poster map, detailing the diversity of climate experienced by Ireland and Britain over time, was launched on Friday 27th o...
Minister Killeen launches Burren Map
Launching a new educational map of the majestic landscapes of the Burren, Minister of State Tony Killeen T.D. last night heralded the fascinating geological history of the area as well as the useful role the new map will play in interpreting it. Speaking at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre he also...
GSI publishes All Ireland bedrock map
The publishing of a 1:500,000 Bedrock Geological Map of Ireland in June 2006 marked an exciting milestone in the development of geological mapping in Ireland. The map is a comprehensive update of earlier such maps first published in 1928 and it displays a remarkable variety of bedrock across the isl...
1:50,000 digital (GIS) map series
The 1:50,000 series shows all the point data sources, (outcrops, boreholes, palaeontological localities etc.) that have been used to compile the map. Sheet 77, Wexford, is the first map in this series to be published. The map is available in a digital GIS format. This CD contains ...
1:100,000 scale maps and booklets.
THE 1:100,000 BEDROCK MAP SERIESFor seamless, downloadable ArcGIS version of the 1:100k bedrock mapping, see www.gsi.ie/mapping.htm. This map is replicated as a clickable image linking to details of each map in the series in our Publications Section - please click here. The 1:100,000 Bedrock...