Geoscientists & The Green Economy


Mining’s critical role for a sustainable future Mining has a long history in Ireland dating back around nine thousand years to the Stone Age. As we stand on the cusp of a new Industrial Revolution driven by digital technology and the need to build a new green economy, it’s expected that mining will be just […]


Reconnecting with St Patrick


St Patrick’s country is an adventure into your true self… a chance to sink into the beauty of nature, reconnect with the spirituality that inspired one of the most famous people in the world, and meet new friends along the way. Take Saint Patrick’s Way and explore Patrick’s own transformation from a faithless teenager to […]


Mining can help support a green economy


Green Growth As more and more countries declare a climate crisis and commit to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, how can we help ensure that our economy and society grow in a way which is sustainable and safeguards the environment? At a global level, the UN has set 17 Sustainable Development goals ranging […]


Do something extraordinary – Foster with us


As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, more and more children and young people in the West are finding themselves in desperate need of a loving and supportive home. Whilst the number of children in need of a warm and stable home continues to soar, the number of foster carers in this area can’t keep up […]


How does a mine work?


Perhaps the best way to understand Dalradian’s project is to compare it to a hi-tech, highly regulated, precision-led quarry – only one that is based underground with some processing on the surface. There are six stages to Dalradian’s approach. The sixth is ‘Rehabilitation’. Responsible mine closure is an opportunity for a positive legacy. Although mine […]


School Leavers Encouraged to Explore Options at SWC


South West College (SWC) is set to welcome prospective students and their parents to an exciting range of Virtual Open Days for Full-Time and Apprenticeship courses starting in September. The Virtual Open days will take the format of interactive online webinars with a live Q+A function and will be hosted live on You Tube Premiere. […]


How does a mine work?


Shipping & Refining Perhaps the best way to understand Dalradian’s project is to compare it to a hi-tech, highly regulated, precision-led quarry – only one that is based underground with some processing on the surface. There are six stages to Dalradian’s approach. The fifth is ‘Shipping & Refining’. Completing the transformation During the planning process […]


How does a mine work?


Perhaps the best way to understand Dalradian’s project is to compare it to a hi-tech, highly regulated, precision-led quarry – only one that is based underground with some processing on the surface. There are six stages to Dalradian’s approach. The fourth is ‘water management’. Prioritising Water Recycling Dalradian has proposed a sustainable approach to water […]