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Geology Course, Starting 27th October 2009,Dungarvan V.E.C.

Source:Source:Copper Coast Geopark Published:Oct 15,2009

Interested in the Earth?
Volcanoes, earthquakes, crystals, gems and dinosaurs?

Then join this Autumn's geology course (7 evening classes + 1 fieldtrip).
A general introduction to geology, mineralogy and fossils.

Topics studied will include:

- Our dynamic Earth: earthquakes and internal layering of Earth
- Continental drift, plate tectonics and volcanoes
- Minerals and crystals - Mining and industrial minerals
- Gems quality minerals - The formation and identification of gems (diamond, sapphire, ruby and many others)
- The rock cycle
- Geological time and the fossil record - From corals to dinosaurs to early Man
- The geology of South East Ireland

ALL WELCOME...No previous knowledge required, just a healthy curiosity about the Earth and how it works.

The course will be run by Tina Keating, the Copper Coast Geopark Geologist.

Location: Coláiste Chathail Naofa / Dungarvan V.E.C., Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Date: The course will start on Tuesday 27th October 2009. Classes will take place every Tuesday night, 7.30pm - 9.30pm for 7 weeks and a fieldtrip will be organised on the Copper Coast (day confirmed at a later stage, tide dependant)

Bookings and fees: the 7 weeks course costs €85. Please contact Danny Cunningham, director of adult education in Dungarvan V.E.C., between 9.00am - 12noon at 058-41195 or 086-3858760 for information. You can also email Danny at or

For enrolment by post, cheques and postal orders should be made payable to County Waterford V.E.C. and sent to Mr Danny Cunningham, Director of Adult Education, Coláiste Chathail Naofa, Youghal Road, Dungarvan.