Ireland's Geological Heritage Exhibition

This exhibition is intended to answer this question and to explore the range of things that can be considered to be our geological heritage. We leave you to answer the question for yourself.

Geology is the foundation of society; without earth resources - rocks and hydrocarbons - there would have been no development of society and culture as we know it today. We depend on geological resources for all the material things we use.

Our cultural heritage is underpinned by geology just as the biological world is dependent on the physical earth. Biodiversity and geodiversity are intimately linked.

To many people nature conservation means protecting the plants, the birds, the animals and the habitats they need to survive.

When you have explored this exhibition we hope that you will see that nature conservation includes looking after our best sites for seeing and understanding the geology and landscape of Ireland.

Geological heritage is more than just looking after sites. It includes the complementary fossils, minerals and archives in museums and collections.

An exhibition exploring Ireland's geological
heritage in the European context
 
This exhibition was launched for National Heritage Week 2002 and has been displayed in various forums including the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford, and ENFO offices in Dublin. The panels are available for loan and temporary display to any museum, centre, heritage office or library elsewhere which would like a temporary exhibit. All the panels are approximate 50 x 70cm. Contact Sarah Gatley for information : 01 678 2837 or Sarah.Gatley@gsi.ie

Themes covered by the exhibition:
Introduction
The programme
IGH 1 - Karst
IGH 2 - Precambrian to Devonian Palaeontology
IGH 6 - Mineralogy
IGH 7 - Quaternary
IGH 11 - Mesozoic and Cenozoic
IGH 12 - Igneous intrusions
IGH 13 - Coastal geomorphology
IGH 15 - Economic geology
IGH 16 - Hydrogeology
Valentia
Fossil collecting
Mushroom rocks
Archives
Museums
Legal basis
How can you be involved?
Giant's Causeway
Czech Republic
European Geoparks
Spain
France

Introduction

The programme


IGH 1 - Karst








IGH 2 - Precambrian to Devonian Palaeontology
IGH 6 - Mineralogy


IGH 7 - Quaternary






IGH 11 - Igneous intrusions



 
 
IGH 12 -  Mesozoic and Cenozoic



IGH 13 - Coastal geomorphology




IGH 15 - Economic geology








IGH 16 - Hydrogeology


Valentia

Fossil collecting




Mushroom rocks
Archives


Museums
Legal basis



How can you be involved?

Giants Causeway



Czech Republic
European Geoparks


Spain


France