Geoheritage

Geoheritage

​​​​​​​​​​​​Protecting and promoting sites of national and international geological importance in Ireland.

The Geoheritage Programme has responsibility for the protection and promotion of sites of geological importance. We identify sites as County Geological Sites for inclusion in County Development and Heritage Plans. County Audits are carried out in partnership with the Heritage Council and local authorities and the most significant County Geological Sites are recommended to the National Parks and Wildlife Service for potential future designation as Natural Heritage Areas.  We work with local authorities and community groups on the development of Geotourism products and in particular on the establishment and support of UNESCO Global Geoparks. ​

​​Explore the data and maps compiled by the Geoheritage programme.

The Geoheritage programme collaborates with the Geoparks network, academia and GSNI.

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Revalidation-success-for-Copper-Coast-and-Burren-and-Cliffs-of-Mohar-Geoparks.aspxCopper Coast and Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geoparks retain UNESCO Global Geopark status. UNESCO Global Geopark status revalidation takes place every four years and for two Irish Geoparks, the revalidation process took place in 2019. Both Geoparks were successful in retaining the pretigious international status. 06/07/2020 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Dimension-Stone--Stone-Built-Ireland-Project-Agreement---Signed.aspxDimension Stone / Stone Built Ireland Project Agreement – Signed April 2020Geological Survey Ireland recently signed this collaboration agreement between GSI, TCD & OPW, with the aim of documenting building and decorative stone in Ireland to inform interested parties of the sources for suitable replacement stone in restoration work and to develop a greater awareness among the general public.28/06/2020 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/The-Geological-Heritage-of-Galway.aspxThe Geological Heritage of Galway30/01/2020 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/The-geological-heritage-of-Tipperary.aspxThe Geological Heritage of Tipperary19/11/2019 00:00:00