Entries by Tellus

Tellus Airborne Survey of Ireland is 50% Complete

– Final Flight over Donegal and Mayo Marks Halfway Milestone for Tellus A major airborne survey of Ireland has reached its halfway stage, marking a significant milestone in one of the most important geological studies of the entire island to date. The Tellus Survey plane, which has just concluded five months of geophysics flights over […]

Tellus Geochemistry survey commencement in the West and Midlands of Ireland

Tellus to ‘dig deep’ into the geology of the West and Midlands of Ireland The Tellus ground sampling survey, following on from last year’s airborne survey, has largely completed sampling in county Galway and will continue across counties Roscommon and neighbouring parts of Offaly, Westmeath and Longford until late autumn. Tellus, a national programme led […]

Tellus ‘Takes Flight’ Over Donegal and Mayo

It’s a case of ‘eyes to the sky’ over western County Donegal and northern County Mayo as the latest airborne phase of Tellus, a major geological survey of Ireland, gets underway in the regions. To gather data, a low-flying plane equipped with state-of-the-art technology will traverse the skies into the autumn months (weather permitting). The […]

New Tellus Data Confirms Radon Hot Spots in Galway

The latest findings from the award-winning Tellus Programme shed new light on radon risk impacting on the West of Ireland as well as unravelling the region’s ancient, geological history. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas with no colour, taste or smell which can increase the risk of developing lung cancer. Outdoors, radon quickly dilutes […]

Tellus ‘Takes Off’ this Spring

Low-flying aircraft will survey northern County Mayo, and western County Donegal Horse and livestock owners alerted to airborne activity The next phase of Tellus – a geological mapping project which collects geophysical and geochemical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland – is set to ‘take off’ over counties Mayo and Donegal in early […]

Tellus survey activity concludes for 2016 in West of Ireland

20th October 2016 Aerial survey of Galway, Mayo and neighbouring parts of Roscommon, Offaly and Tipperary concludes Ground survey activity in Mayo and west Galway ends for 2016 Tellus team extends thanks to all for support and co-operation Minister Kyne welcomes conclusion of successful campaign A major airborne geophysics survey covering counties Galway, southern Mayo […]

New Stream sediments Ebook released

An Atlas of the Stream Sediment Geochemistry of the Northern Counties of Ireland is now available here (28.9 MB).  The eBook studies the stream sediment data collected during the Tellus Project in Northern Ireland and the Tellus Border Project in the Republic of Irleand.  The data has been merged to cover all 12 northern counties of […]

Unearthed: Impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland book now available

The Tellus team is pleased to announce the publication of ‘Unearthed: Impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland’, a book showcasing the outcomes of recent Tellus surveys. Between 2004 and 2013, €15 million of government and EU funding was spent on high-resolution, airborne geophysical and geochemical sampling surveys of Northern Ireland and […]

Latest Tellus Survey unearths the secrets of Waterford’s rugged coastline

New state-of-the-art data expected to stimulate mineral exploration Extent of ancient island-arc volcanoes revealed Geological importance of Copper Coast reinforced by findings The deeply buried geology of the Waterford region has been revealed in new detail as the results of the most recent phase of the Geological Survey of Ireland’s Tellus Programme are published today […]

Tellus Sets Sights on West of Ireland

Low-flying aircraft will survey Galway, Mayo and neighbouring parts of Roscommon, Offaly, Clare and Tipperary Horse and livestock owners alerted to airborne activity Ground sampling also continues across Mayo and into west Galway Western Ireland is set to be the focus for Tellus – a geological mapping project which collects geophysical and geochemical data on […]