SUMMER PROGRAMME 2022 Saturday 30th April DOWN TO EARTH - GSI EXPLORING IRELAND'S GEOLOGY Collins Barracks, Dublin IO 14206 34450 53.348180 -6.285814 Leader - Karen Parks Train – 8am from Lanyon Place then Luas from Connelly St to Collins Barracks Or meet at Barracks at 11am Afternoon walking tour finishing at Oscar Wilde statue, Merrion Square IO 16575 33687 53.340811 -6.250539 Limited to 25 places To book your place please email the Excursion Secretary at bgsfieldtrips@outlook.com NB please book place irrespective of travel plans No café facilities at Collins Barracks See:  https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts- History/Exhibitions/Down-to-Earth Saturday 14th May BALLINTOY GEOLOGY Part of GeoWeek 2022 - see: https://earth-science.org.uk/geoweek/ This is focus on practical field geology – learn how to make a geology map Leader - Karen Parks Meet at Ballintoy Harbour car park at 10.30am. ID 03745 45285 55.243649 -6.369672 To book your place please email the Excursion Secretary at bgsfieldtrips@outlook.com Saturday 4th June CARRICKFERGUS MUSEUM (morning) and GLENOE WATERFALLS (afternoon) Leader - Ian Enlander CARRICKFERGUS MUSEUM Meet at Carrickfergus Museum (Antrim Street) 10am. The museum will be hosting an exhibition about the Carrickfergus salt industry. Limited to 20 places To book your place please email the Excursion Secretary at bgsfieldtrips@outlook.com Access for the morning at Carrickfergus museum will be via the entrance on Antrim Street through the 'Hanging Gate' (and not the glass fronted entrance at the de Courcy centre) - the gate is in the stone wall. We will meet up in the courtyard area. GLENOE (no limit on numbers) Meet at Glenoe car park (National Trust), Waterfall Road, Glenoe 2pm. IJ 39452 96845 54.800065 -5.832285 facilities at Carrickfergus museum – no facilities at Glenoe Saturday 11th June DERRY CITY GEOLOGICAL WALKING TOUR. Leaders - William Lynn, Karen Parks Meeting 11.00am at the Guild Hall IC 43604 16897 54.997647 -7.319435 Train option - free shuttle bus from railway station to the Guild Hall Limited to 20 places To book your place please email the Excursion Secretary at bgsfieldtrips@outlook.com From Belfast, a train departs Lanyon Place station at 08:20 am. But in case there’s a change to this time please check at https://www.translink.co.uk _ Monday 18th July CULTRA (joint BFNC/BGS trip) Leader - Mike Simms No limit on numbers – no booking required Meet 7pm at the top of the steps down to the beach at the eastern end of Seafront Road, Cultra IJ 41293 80849 54.655965 -5.811437 Saturday 23rd July BOAT TRIP Portmuck, Isle of Muck and Gobbins Cliffs. Trip will last approx 3 hours and is of course weather dependant Leader - Ian Enlander Meet at Ballylumford Harbour car park 11:45 noon, boat departure 12 sharp. ID 41974 02340 54.848682 -5.790407 Limited to 10 places Boat is a working pot fishing boat so no facilities on board. Toilets at the car park. Cost will be £30 per person payable in advance to secure your place (pay to any committee member if you are attending any of the above events – cash/cheque in envelope with your name on it) To book your place please email the Excursion Secretary at bgsfieldtrips@outlook.com. Please book by 4th June and pay by 11th July – reserve list will operate. NOTE.  At 30 June the boat is now fully booked.  We will accept further bookings from anybody who wants to take the chance of picking up a cancelled place.   Wednesday 10th August BUS TRIP TO MURLOUGH BAY AND FAIR HEAD An opportunity to learn about geological field mapping. Cost approximately £10.  Payable on bus. Minibus will leave Elmwood Avenue (near gates to the Geography Department) approx 9.15am - spaces limited on the bus so book early.  To book your place please email the Excursion Secretary at bgsfieldtrips@outlook.com Others making their own way can of course join the group - meet at upper carpark, Murlough Bay 11am (55.208793, -6.130102 / D191418) Saturday 3rd September GARRON PLATEAU AND THE ANTRIM COAST ROAD Peatland conservation on the Garron Plateau Leader: Raymond Flynn QUB Minibus will be used - details tbc Sunday 18th September CAVANACAW GOLD MINE Details tbc back to top Home NEWS Winter Summer Links Resources Archive About Contact Galleries