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Geoparks Ireland Forum

Source: Published:Oct 10,2009

The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI) wish to contribute to the future development of Geoparks as a major tourism resource in Ireland and Northern Ireland. To this end, they have jointly established the ‘Geoparks Ireland Committee’ as an all-island committee which will apply the highest standards of geoscience in assisting stakeholders to build the Geoparks brand throughout the island of Ireland.

Geoparks Ireland Forum

One of the Geoparks Ireland Committee actions was to set up a Geoparks Ireland Forum to inform and guide stakeholders and provide networking opportunities. Membership is open to any body or group, including both community based and local authority organizations, seeking to develop or already operating a Geopark, and whether or not it is already designated as a European and/or Global Geopark.

Stakeholders are likely to include existing and prospective Geoparks, local authorities, the Heritage Council, the Environment and Heritage Service, Tourism Ireland Ltd., universities and regional and local tourism bodies.

The next Geoparks Ireland Forum meeting will take place in the Burren, on the 20th and 21st October. Agenda (PDF 98Kb).

If you are interested in attending, please contact Sophie Preteseille at 01-678 2741 or by email at

Presentations given at the previous meetings are available on GSI website: