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Ask your Geologist: Tourmakeady, South Mayo

17 August, 2pm - 4pm

Benjamin Thébaudeau

  • Joyce Country and Western Lakes Geopark office
  • Tuar Mhic Éadaigh, Co. Maigh Eo
  • F12 D990
  • Co. Mayo

The Joyce Country and Western Lakes region of North Galway and South Mayo is a treasure trove of breathtaking landscapes shaped by millions of years of geological activities and the more recent Ice Ages that shaped its lakes and mountains. It is home to a fantastic range of wildlife and local communities have developed a specific culture and accent based on their interaction with the landscape.

The Joyce Country and Western Lakes aspiring geopark aims to bring all of the above to the fore by becoming a UNESCO Global Geopark, a way to celebrate all the types of heritage mentioned above and highlight the region's offering as a whole. It also aims to educate the local community, young and old, and involve them in the sustainable development of their region.

This National Heritage Week project will allow a direct connection between local school children and the geopark geologist to ask questions, explore local maps, touch the collection of local rocks and fossils and take part in a fossil hunt. Attendees can also bring their own rock, mineral or fossil sample for discussion. This event will take place outdoors (weather dependent) on Wednesday, 17th of August from 2 to 4pm at the geopark office in Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo.

Find more information at www.joycecountrygeoparkproject.com.

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