Programme    2016 - 2017


Related sites:.
Geological Survey of Ireland
Dept. of Geology, UCC
Irish Association of Economic Geology
BBC - The Essential Guide to Rocks
Irish Geological Association
Copper Coast Geopark, 
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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

"The Geology of the Allihies copper mine and surrounding area"

Juegan Lang, Sarah Bolt  & Luke O'Reilly

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017

"Virtual Palaeontology...a new look at old bones"

Dr. Aileen O'Brien
University of Southampton

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

"Current thoughts on Therapod biology"

Profs. Dick Smosna & Kathy Bruner
University of  West Virginia

Wednesday, 26th April 2017

To be confirmed​

Wednesday, 31 st  May 2017
Special feature "Celebrating 25 years"

25th. CGA  AGM & Members'  Night

Followed by cheese and wine

Please note you are invited to join us for refreshments after each lecture.


All lectures will commence at 8:00 p.m. in the

Wednesday. 28th September 2016

Burying my head  in the sand: tracing the origins of sand

Dr. Shane Tyrell, NUI Galway

Wednesday, 26th   October 2015


Dr. Ian Sanders, Trinity College, Dublin 

Wednesday, 30th. November 2015

Annual Ted​ Nevill lecture

"Geological Evolution of the Dingle Penninsula - 40 years on"

Prof.  Ken Higgs, School of Bees, UCC 

Followed by reception - all welcome

    Ted Nevill Laboratory,           
 Enterprise Centre,
Distillery Fields, UCC ,   North  Mall, Cork 

Lecture Programme
Field Trip Programme
More information, and booking, will be  available at the evening lectures.
{Badge fees may apply on field trips}

A number of local trips are being organised and will be advertised monthly.

Sept 23rd- 25th

The Geology of Valentia Island and Tetrapod Trackway

In association with the Open University, Geological Society

Led by Bettie Higgs

Saturday,  22nd October 2016

Field Trip to Mitchelstown Caves.

November 13th 2016

Field trip to Rocky Bay

November 23rd

Tour of the Celtic Voyager

November 26th

Field Trip to Alihies copper mine in association with Society for Economic Geology

January 28th 10am - 1pm

Geology workshop

The Virtual Geological Microscope - use it anywhere 24/7
Dr. Ronan Hennessy, UCC

Followed by Annual CGA lunch
Text 0860476789 to book either

March 3rd 2017

Behind the scenes at the National Museum

April 21st - 23rd 2017

Field Trip to Co. Mayo

Led by Dr Markus Pracht, Geological Survey of Ireland

Detail and bookings at January lecture

May 13th-14th

Field Trip to The Magharees, Co. Kerry

​Led by Prof. Kens Higgs. UCC

Detail and bookings at January lecture