Kilkenny's Geology

The Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council commissioned the Geological Survey of Ireland to undertake an audit of Kilkenny's geology. The audit was conducted in two phases (2007 & 2012) and identified 25 sites of geological and geomorphological interest in the county. The sites identified in the first phase of the survey have been adopted as County Geological Sites. The sites in the second phase are proposed as County Geological Sites in the Kilkenny Draft City and County Development Plans 2014-2020.

To read the first survey report (2007), see

To read the second survey report (2012), see
Main report (download here)
Barrettstown Quarry (download here)
Bennettsbridge M9 Cutting (download here)
Danesfort M9 Cutting (download here)
Dunbell M9 Cutting (download here)
Earlsrath M9 Cutting (download here)
Hugginstown Cutting (download here)
Kings River M9 cutting (download here)

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John's Green House,
John's Green,
Kilkenny City
Phone: 056 - 7794920

Heritage Officer
Dearbhala Ledwidge


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