Audit of Geology Laois and Offaly

In 2016, Laois and Offaly County Councils, with funding from the Heritage Council, worked with the Geological Survey of Ireland to carry out a full survey of geological sites in the two counties. This audit will now feed into the GSI’s national database of County Geological Sites, and will lead to protection of these sites and highlighting of those which are suitable for public access.

The full report can be downloaded here, and high resolution versions of individual site reports are below.

Reports and digital mapping files are available at the website of the Geological Survey of Ireland. Hard copies of the full reports are in all Branches of the Laois Library Service.

Site Reports

Abbeyleix Bog
Arless Quarry
Ballyadams Quarry
Baunreagh Quarry
Carrolls Quarry
Castlecomer Borehole – Swan
Clogh River
Clonaslee Eskers
Clopook Cave
Darkin Well
Farnans Quarry
Flemings Fireclay Quarries
Glebe Quarry
Killeany Quarry
Killeshin Glen
Kyle Spring
Lisduff Quarry
Luggacurren Fireclay Pit
Luggacurren Stream Section
M7 Road Cut Derryvorrigan
M8 Road Cut Addergoole
Moyadd Stream
Old Rossmore
Rathleague Spring
Ridge of Portlaoise
Rock of Cashel
Rock of Dunamase
Sluggory Cross Roads
Timahoe Esker

Audit of Geological Sites in Laois, 2016

Audit of Geological Sites in Laois, 2016



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