Programme    2017 - 2018


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, 31st January 2018

"Dead bodies in the Sirius Pass - the 'wonderful life' of a Cambrian Lagerstätte in North Greenland"

Prof. David Harper, University of Durham

Saturday 24th February, 2018, at 6pm UCC Boole Lecture Theatre, Main Campus (as part of the IGRM Conference)

"Very large-slab obducted ophiolites and their role in interpreting the Grampian margin"

Keynote: Prof. John Dewey FRS (University of Oxford)

Wednesday, 28th March 2018

"The devil is in the detail: contrasting the tectonic history of Ireland and Newfoundland along the Caledonian-Appalachian Orogen"

Dr. Brian McConnell, Geological Survey, Ireland

Wednesday, 25th April 2018

                "Coastal Erosion and Coastal Management on the                                            West Coast of Ireland"

Dr. Eugene Farell, NUI Galway

Wednesday, 30th  May 2018 
26th CGA AGM and Member's Night

"Polychromatic Ireland: The sources and use of decorative stone in Ireland" 

Dr. Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, Trinity College Dublin

Followed by cheese and wine



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

Wednesday. 27th September 2017

"From West Cork to Japan: A year in the life of an emerging Exploration Geologist"

Daniel Ryczek, M.Sc.,  University College Cork

Wednesday, 25th October 2017

"Plate Tectonics - at 50!"

Dr. Bettie Higgs, University College Cork 

Wednesday, 29th November 2017  
The Annual Ted​ Nevill lecture

"Structure, Tectonics, Basin Margins and Copper Deposits in the Andes of Northern Chile" 

Prof. Donny Hutton, UK 

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.

Sunday,  22nd October 2017

A geological walk in Graball Bay, Crosshaven, 
Co. Cork

Led by Dr. Bettie Higgs

October/November (Date to be confirmed) 

White Bay, Co. Cork (in conjunction with Diploma in Geology course)

Led by Dr. Richard Unitt

November 14th and 15th 2017

Geological Curators Group Tour: National Museum

Led by Dr. Matthew Parkes, National Museum of Ireland

December Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd 2017

Friday: A behind the scenes tour of Ireland's geological archives, Swords, Co. Dublin 
led by Dr. Matthew Parkes, National Museum of Ireland
Saturday:  Tour of the Museum Building, TCD 
led by Dr. Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, TCD

Saturday February 3rd 2018

Tour and workshop of the

George Victor Du Noyer Exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Followed by Annual CGA lunch
Text 0860476789 to book tour or lunch

February/March (details to be confirmed)

Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting in Cork

March/April/May/June (details to be confirmed)

Field trip to the Copper Coast, Co. Waterford

Field trip to the Burren, Co. Clare

Geological Boat Trip around Cork Harbour