Index of Projects


Groundwater Protection Schemes
Many of the links below take you to parts of the Groundwater Protection Schemes Guidelines Document (DELG/EPA/GSI, 1999). The full document can be read at the link highlighted or downloaded by clicking here. Note that the file size is large (1.4Mb) and downloading may take some time, depending on y...
Water Framework Directive
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is a new legislative framework for the protection, improvement and sustainable use of waters – rivers, lakes, coastal waters, estuaries and groundwater – across Europe in order to prevent deterioration and enhance status of aquatic ecosystems; promote sustainable ...
Karst Booklet Contents
The Karst of Ireland Limestone Landscapes, Caves and Groundwater Drainage Systems. What is Karst? The development of karstHow karst features are formedAncient karst or palaeokarst in Ireland The importance of limestone and karst in IrelandThe main karst regions of Ireland The No...
Landslides in Ireland
LandslidesHomepage Landslides Working Group Landslides Viewer Susceptibility Mapping Archive Gallery Following two major landslide incidences in Ireland in 2003 in Galway and Mayo the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) established the Irish Landslides Working Group (ILWG) in...
Landslide Susceptibility
Breifne Area (North West Ireland) Landslides Susceptibility Mapping The implementation of a methodology for systematic production of landslide susceptibility maps hasn’t been embraced yet in Ireland. The Bréifne Area, located in North West Ireland and covering an area of 2129.7km2 within th...
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...