Geology

There are 25 County Geological Sites in Co. Kilkenny – these are sites of geological and geomorphological interest which were identified by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) with funding and support from the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council.
See ‘Appendix E’ of the Kilkenny County Development Plan 2014-2020.
Some of these sites may be designated at a future date by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the GSI as Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs) because of their geological interest from a national perspective.

To read the first survey report (2007), see Geological Survey of Ireland website.

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