Ireland's Fossil Heritage

Since 2019, the UCC Palaeo Group has run the Ireland’s Fossil Heritage programme, which aims to inform the public about the rich fossil heritage of Ireland. As part of the programme, we deliver:

  • Interactive school workshops for primary and second-level students that are linked to the curriculum
  • Hands-on exhibits at public festivals, including Cork Carnival of Science
  • An interactive workshop for Leaving Certificate students on careers in geoscience – “The GeoRoadshow”


The Ireland’s Fossil Heritage website includes:

  • An interactive fossil map where you can find out where to find fossils in Ireland
  • Information on Irish fossils
  • Quizzes
  • A video game
  • And more!

Maria McNamara Research Group

Experimental and analytical taphonomy

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), University College Cork (UCC), Butler Building, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30, Ireland