Coming soon to an event near you!

Coming soon to an event near you!

About the exhibit

The palaeontologists behind Ireland’s Fossil Heritage deliver an interactive fossil exhibit at a diverse range of festivals and events all over the country. The Fossil Crime Scene exhibit includes a variety of fun hands-on activities and educational games that will offer you the opportunity to handle and learn all about real Irish fossils! But we don't just have fossils, our STEM exhibit also features a real X-ray gun and has activities linked to chemistry, physics, and even medicine!

Come and visit us and learn all about Irish fossils!

  • Explore and handle our collection of Irish fossils, including a collection of real Irish fossils on loan from the Education & Outreach Department, National Museum of Ireland.
  • Find out how to recognise common Irish fossils yourself
  • Help to solve our fossil crime scene and learn how to spot clues in rocks
  • Investigate fossil chemistry using ultraviolet light and X-rays
  • Bring your fossil questions to our team of fossil experts



Where can I find the exhibit?

Date Event Location Time Admission
29/04/2023  Family Day Feile na Bealtaine, Dingle 2 - 4 pm FREE
30/04/2023 Fossil Walk Feile na Bealtaine, Dingle 10 am FREE

Previous Events

Cork Carnival of Science 2022

Family Fossil Expo 2022

National Ploughing Championships 2022

Cork Science Festival 2022

Ireland's Fossil Heritage

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30,