2019 - 2021. Joyce Country and Western Lakes geopark
development. A multi-partner project led by Geological Survey Ireland, primarily funded by the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund in the Department of Rural and Community Development as part of Project Ireland 2040, to develop a geopark in Joyce Country and Western Lakes in Counties Galway and Mayo. Having submitted the application to UNESCO at the end of November 2021, the Joyce Country and Western Lakes region is now an aspiring Geopark.