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County Geology of Ireland: Sligo

County Geology of Ireland: Sligo


The Geoschol initiative or "Geology for schools in Ireland" was a project funded as part of the Griffith Geoscience Research Awards by the then Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. The working group involved members of the Geology Department in Trinity College Dublin, the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, the Ulster Museum in Belfast and Geological Survey Ireland. Rocks sets, posters for the classroom, an activity book and county geology leaflets including this one were produced and circulated to all primary schools between 2007 and 2009.

This leaflet provides an overview of the geology of County Sligo and is an ideal introduction to the topic.

The Geology highlights of County Sligo include Ben Bulben and Truskmore Plateau, caves and karst, a vanishing lake, Carboniferous sea-floor fossils and Ice Age landforms.

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