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County Donegal Ireland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Geological Survey notebook 'W W', 1897

Identifier: Coll-74/1/9
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on the geology of Ireland and Lowland Scotland, particularly Fife and the Ochills, and also of the Isle of Man. References are made to crystalline rocks at Donegal, clays at Sligo and Elie, shale at Dura Den and Blebo (both Fife) and marine terraces at Kincraig (near Elie).
Dates: 1897

Lecture on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles', 1884

Identifier: Coll-74/7/1
Scope and Contents Notes for 5 lectures on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles' given to the Royal Institution in 1884, along with printed abstracts. Sir Archibald Geikie focused on geological formations around the British Isles, with comparisons from European and North American locations, looking at the materials of which they are composed and the processes which went into their creation.
Dates: 1884

Lecture on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', 1886

Identifier: Coll-74/7/2
Scope and Contents Notes for 4 lectures on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', given to the Royal Institution in 1886. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the emergence of types of geological formations against a geological timeframe and how they have been affected by various processes, especially the action of volcanoes and materials produced by them, within the natural world. He used examples from numerous locations from different parts of the British Isles.
Dates: 1886

Notes about fish, shellfish and crustaceans, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/88
Scope and Contents Notes about fish, shellfish and crustaceans collected on Ìle/Islay, including that 'Abhain Chul Davach Co[unty] Donegal [is] paved with siolag.' and listing differnt types of fish and their English name equivalent. Also notes that 'Long shells - fan-like got off Coll on one bank. On House Bank - 11 in[ches] long.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887

Story about geese on Ìle/Islay and vocabulary note, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/36
Scope and Contents Story about geese on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, telling how he once ''sneaked behi[nd] [a] dyke to see how near he could get to geese in a pool - tame geese.' One goose stood separately on a knoll but was struck in the face by several flaps by another goose. which went back to the pool afterwards. 'The chastened goose roared out for long aft[er]. Never attemp[ed] to move'. Donald adds that 'Geese go to Loch Dearg in Ire[land] from this' [Lough Derg, County Donegal]....
Dates: June 1887