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Geology Garden

The UCC Geological Garden was constructed in 2013. Click on the links below for full details of all the rocks in the collection. You can also scan the QR codes attached to each rock with your smartphone or tablet, if you are physically located at the geological garden.

Specimen Number Name Age Source
1 Old Red Sandstone c.370 million years old Distillery Field, Cork City
2 Valentia Slate 385 million years old Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
3 Lithium Pegmatite c.405 million years old Stranakelly, Co. Wicklow
4 Faulted Limestone c.340 million years old Crookstown, Co. Cork
5 Volcanic Agglomerate c.475 million years old Arklow Head, Co. Wicklow
6 Banded Amphibolite 600-650 million years old Maam Cross, Co. Galway
7 Connemara Marble c.650-750 million years old Barnanoraun, Co. Galway
8 Volcanic Breccia c.475 million years old Arklow Head, Co. Wicklow
9 Liscannor Flagstone c.320 million years old Liscannor, Co. Clare
10 Psammitic Gneiss >900 million years old Cashelard, Co. Donegal


School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

An Scoil Eolaíochtaí Bitheolaíocha, Domhaneolaíocha agus Comhshaoil

Distillery Fields, North Mall, University College Cork, Ireland , T23 N73K.