National Quarry Database

 Limestone Quarry A National Quarry Database is maintained by the Minerals Programme of GSI. This database was used to produce the third edition of the Directory of Active Quarries, Pits and Mines in Ireland in 2001. The previous edition of the Directory was published in 1994 and contained 196 entries. Since 1994, the demand for road and construction aggregates has increased sharply and the current edition contains 421 active pits, quarries and mines in the Republic of Ireland. The new edition of the Quarry Directory was also revised to give a more comprehensive description for each operation.
 Cover Image of Quarry Directory (hardcopy) Directory of Active Quarries, Pits and Mines in Ireland (3rd Edition)

E.Doyle, C.Hinch and W. Cox (2001) - ISBN-0790-0279

Softbound Report.
€32+ €5 post & packing

CD version with linked maps.
€32 + €5 post & packing

Report & CD
€50 + €5 post & packing

The 2001 edition of the Directory of Active Quarries, Pits and Mines covers those facilities then operating in the Republic of Ireland. Small scale maps showing the approximate location of extractive sites supplement the Directory. The entries in the Directory are based on information supplied by the operators and includes operator name, address, location, contact person, rock or mineral type, geological description, products, specifications and scale of the operation. The Directory provides information on individual operations indexed by location, rock or mineral type.


Interface for CD version of Quarry Directory

A digital version of the directory is also available on CD, which includes the ability to search for sites by county, all summary maps and the full details included in the directory. For each locality listed, a range of information has been compiled including:

  1. The name, address, telephone number and fax number of the quarry.
  2. The national grid reference of the quarry and its nearest significant town.
  3. The operator's name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail.
  4. The scale of the operation (in tonnes per anum).
  5. The rock/mineral type exploited.
  6. A full listing of the products produced by the quarry.


If you would like to be included FREE in the database or add information to it please contact Gerry Stanley or Telephone: 01-6782863 or Fax: 01-6782589