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 will take 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
The book launch of UNEARTHED took place in Dublin on 5th October, in conjunction with a Tellus stakeholder consultation. The event was very well attended and included opening remarks by the Minister ...
Drilling & Blasting at Lisheen Mine
by Brendan Morris, Underground Superintendent , Padraig Barrett, Drill & Blast Engineer, Lisheen Mine from 'EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY IRELAND' 2008 (IMQS) An overview of the drilling & blasting operations ...
Extractive Industry 2003 INDEX
Download of 2003 Annual Review Index pages
IMQS Hon. Secretary's Report 2003
by Brain Burke - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2004
Coal Mining in the Castlecomer Area
by Holycross National School - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2008 (IMQS)
“A Land Of Roses” - Clonmacnoise
Heather A. King - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2006 (IMQS)
Life Cycle & Environmental Pressures in Mining and Quarrying
by Declan Waugh, SWS Environmental Services - Published in IMQS Extractive Ireland 2001
Dublin's Light Rail & Metro
Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2002
The Arigna Mining Experience
by Darerca Flynn - "The Arigna Mining Experience" is a unique community inspired initiative ...
Message from Extractive Industry Review 2006 by Fergus Gallagher, President IMQS
by Fergus Gallagher - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2006 (IMQS)
The Inviolable Rock
by John Feehan, University College Dublin - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2002

Thanks to our Corporate Members





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