Welcome to the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society Website


Welcome to the official website of the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society, the web forum for the independent society for people involved in all aspects of the Minerals Industry in Ireland.

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Dinner Dance

IMQS Annual Dinner Dance 2016

This annual took place on 26/11/16 in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

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The Environment

We are fully committed to ensuring that rock, sand, gravel and mineral extraction is undertaken in an environmentally compatible manner. 

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Mine Rescue

As demonstrated in Chile in 2010 a well organised mine rescue is vital to save lives, this is something the Irish mines take seriously.

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IMQS 2016 Review Available Online
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Becoming a Member

All persons involved in or associated with the Extractive Industry are welcome to membership of the Society, providing they satisfy the criteria specified in the Society Constitution. Application for the various Grade of Membership should be made on the Offical Application Form

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Latest News and Events
Minister Announces New Planning Rules on Quarrying in Ireland
Mr. Martin Cullen, T.D.Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government,
Donal Roche – A Tribute of Memories
by Fredrick Z. Norman - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2003
Coal Bed Methane Drilling Rig
by Johnny Meehan, M. D. Meehan Drilling Ltd - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2010
Arklow Quarry - Past and Present
by Derry O'Sullivan, Roadstone Provinces Ltd. - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2002
Message from Extractive Industry Review 2006 by Fergus Gallagher, President IMQS
by Fergus Gallagher - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2006 (IMQS)
Luas - Dublin's Light Rail
by Eamonn Brady - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2003
Aspiring To A Top Award - The Spire of Dublin
by Giles Worsley - Love it or Hate it, the Spire is attracting a lot of attention...
Exploration and Mining in Ireland - An Environmental Impasse
by Sean Finlay - Evidence is presented for and against the thesis that...
Dunsink Observatory
by Ian Elliott - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2007 (IMQS)
The Geological Story of Leinster Coal
by John Feehan - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2007 (IMQS)

Thanks to our Corporate Members





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