• Glaciers, Glens and Granite

An Exploration of the Geology of County Wicklow.


Geological heritage is a fundamental asset of Wicklow. 

 It provides a very visible backdrop to the landscape, the scenery and the fabric of people’s lives in the county. It is almost impossible to miss the geological essence of Wicklow, yet somehow it is often overlooked or ignored, or simply misunderstood.

 

This book is intended to be an accessible point for people to begin to see what is around them with fresh eyes, to have the broad brush of the landscape interpreted in pictures and plain language. It is hoped that the explanations here will illuminate the details in over 60 special places, that collectively make up the geological story of Wicklow.


Authors

Matthew Parkes (1962-2020) was Assistant Keeper for

Earth Science at the National Museum of Ireland, where he

demonstrated his wide-ranging expertise in Irish palaeontology

and geology, collections and displays. 

 

Robbie Meehan is a geologist from County Meath, and has 

Published extensively on the last ice Age in Ireland, both 

nationally and internationally.

 

Ronan Hennessy has co-authored books on geological heritage

in counties Mayo, Galway and Clare, and lectures at the Geology

Department at University College Cork.

 

Sarah Gatley headed up the Geoheritage Programme from 

2006 to 2019, and is currently a Director of the Copper

Coast UNESCO Global Geopark and its delegate on the

European Geopark Network Co-ordination Committee.

 

Vincent Gallagher works mainly for Geological

Survey Ireland as a geochemist and has contributed to over a

dozen county geoheritage audits.

  

Details
Author MATTHEW PARKES, ROBERT MEEHAN, VINCENT GALLAGHER, RONAN HENNESSY & SARAH GATLEY
Publisher Wicklow County Council
Format Hardback. 100 Pages
Subjects Geology

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Glaciers, Glens and Granite

  • ISBN: 9780956912633
  • Author(s): MATTHEW PARKES, ROBERT MEEHAN, VINCENT GALLAGHER, RONAN HENNESSY & SARAH GATLEY
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €20.00


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