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Irish Geoparks Forum 2020

The Irish UNESCO Global Geological Committee (IUGGC), formerly known as the All-Ireland Geoparks Forum, was set up in 2007, to help support Ireland’s Geoparks and Geopark projects. It is co-chaired by the Geological Surveys of Ireland and Northern Ireland and has representatives from each of Ireland’s three UNESCO Global Geoparks. The forum showcases Ireland’s UNESCO Global Geoparks and other Geopark and geotourism projects.

This year, the Annual Irish Geoparks Forum will take place virtually on Thursday 12 November 2020 from 10:00 – 13:00.

Kristin Ragnes, co-ordinator of the European Geoparks Network, will be the keynote speaker. She will speak on the theme of ‘Geoparks and Resilience‘. This will be followed by short talks from the existing Irish UNESCO Global Geoparks, Marble Arch Caves, Copper Coast and Burren and Cliffs of Moher, and the aspiring geoparks, Antrim, Joyce Country & Western Lakes, and Mourne Gullion Strangford.

Everyone is welcome, but you must register at to receive a Zoom link to the forum.

Hourly Schedule


09:45 - 10:00
Access to meeting
10:00 - 10:15
Welcome and introduction to meeting
10:15 - 10:30
Welcome from Directors of Geological Survey Ireland and Geological Survey Northern Ireland
10:30 - 11:00
Keynote speaker: Kristin Ragnes
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:45
Updates from existing UGGps
Burren and Cliffs of Moher, Copper Coast, Marble Arch Caves
11:45 - 12:15
Updates from aspiring UGGps
Antrim, Joyce Country & Western Lakes, Mourne Gullion Strangford
12:15 - 13:00
Q&A session
Forum closes


Nov 12 2020


10:00 am - 1:00 pm



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