Index of Projects


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...
GeoUrban
The GeoUrban project 2007 - 2013 aims to produce a 3-D (4-D) spatial geological model for the Greater Dublin Area. GSI has received funding from the National Development Plan (NDP) 2007-2013 for a major project in the Greater Dublin Region. The GSI geological maps and borehole databases will be s...
Open File Upgrade
The Open File - Mineral Exploration Reports Library - database was converted to a searchable format and re-indexed for greater clarity in 2016. Please see http://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/natural-resources/maps-and-data/pages/exploration-company-reports.aspx
Twelve County Quarry Database
In conjunction with the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, GSI Minerals Programme produced a quarry database for Northern Ireland and the six border counties: Armagh, Antrim, Cavan, Derry, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan, Sligo, Tyrone. The project was funded under the EU Spe...
Donegal Aggregate Potential Mapping
The GSI, in co-operation with Donegal County Council, have completed an Aggregate Potential Mapping (APM) project. The end result is a better understanding for the local authority of current and potential aggregate sources in the county, a vital tool for development planning. This project involv...
National Quarry Directory
Directory of Active Quarries and Pits in Ireland(4th Edition) The fourth edition of the Directory of Active Quarries and Pits in Ireland was published in November 2014 at Geoscience 2014 by the Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. The fourth ed...
Minerals Potential Mapping
GSI has begun developing a new mineral resources programme the aim of which will be the production of a series of maps illustrating the mineral potential of the country. It is intended that the Minerals Potential Mapping (MPM) programme will eventually cover metallic minerals, industrial minerals an...