The Geological Heritage of County Wicklow - Glenmalure

Glenmalure Valley in summer
Joan Kavanagh

County Wicklow has an abundance of geological heritage, visible in the  iconic landscapes such as the Wicklow Mountains, glacial valleys like Glendalough and areas such as Avoca which have a rich heritage associated with mineral exploration and exploitation. Wicklow County Council has been working in partnership with the Irish Geological Heritage Programme (IGH) to document and record this aspect of Wicklow’s heritage and to raise awareness and appreciation of geological heritage generally.

The audit of County Geological Sites in Wicklow was completed in 2014 with support from the Heritage Council, the Geological Survey of Ireland, and Wicklow County Council through the Heritage Office. These sites recorded below have been included as County Geological Sites (CGS) within the Wicklow County Development Plan (CDP) and form baseline information for a range of outreach activities to promote this aspect of our Wicklow heritage.

An individual site report can be found as a PDF below

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