Ireland's Favourite Fossil

Ireland’s fossil heritage spans over 500 million years of Earth history and includes some of the earliest evidence for fossil animals and for life on land, but what is your favourite one? We need your help to pick Ireland's Favourite Fossil!

We ran a nationwide poll for Science Week 2022 to find out what Ireland's Favourite Fossil is. The shortlist was selected by Irish Palaeontologists and included 10 fossils from around the country, from fossil plants to animals and even fossil footprints! Learn more about these fossils below!

Voting is now closed!

Shortlisted Fossils

What's your favourite?

Ireland's Favourite Fossil 2022


Winner of Ireland's Favourite Fossil 2022

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Ireland's Fossil Heritage

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