The Geological Heritage of Carlow Exhibition

This exhibition explores the geological heritage of Carlow.  It was done in association with Carlow County Council Heritage Office and Stone Developments Limited. It mainly consists of panels and material linked to the area (rocks, fossils and minerals).

This exhibition was displayed in County Buildings, Carlow Town, from 8th to 26th September 2003. Contact the Carlow Heritage Office at 0503 36201 or heritageofficer@carlowcoco.ie for loan of this exhibition in the future.


Themes covered by the exhibition:

Introduction
First geological map of Carlow
Carlow's earliest geologists!
The Carlow fence
Carlow's scientists
Carlow's past life
Aclare
Eskers
The Coal Measures

Culm crushers
Granite working - a living tradition
Keeping Mining Heritage Alive
Ballyellin quarry
Rocks for resources
Lime for industry
Limestone for agriculture
Granite as building stone
Limestone for building

Introduction




First geological map of Carlow

Carlow's earliest geologists!



The Carlow fence
Carlow's scientists





Carlow's past life


Aclare
Eskers

Ballymoon
The Coal Measures



Culm crushers


Granite working - a living tradition


Keeping Mining Heritage Alive

Ballyellin quarry


Rocks are resources
Lime for industry





Limestone for agriculture



Granite as building stone


Limestone for building








The exhibition was part of the Carlow geological heritage project - an action of the Carlow Heritage Plan 2003-2007 - which also comprised the audit of county geological sites.