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 2015 Review Available Online
Articles from this years IMQS Annual Review - Annual Review'Extractive Industry Ireland' can be individually downloaded from this website.
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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
Meeting Challenges
by Katherine Meenan - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2002
Mine Ventilation - an Overview
by Gerard Clear - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2006 (IMQS)
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 ...
Message from Extractive Industry Review 2006 by Fergus Gallagher, President IMQS
by Fergus Gallagher - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2006 (IMQS)
Environmental Safeguards The Irish Way
by The Exploration & Mining Division, The Department of Communication, Marine & Natural Resources - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2003
Mining Heritage
by Dr.Piers R.R. Gardiner, Exploration & Mining Division - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2002
Hillhead 2005 Booking Form
IMQS Field Trip - Booking Form
Quarries and Ancillary Activities - Guidelines for Planning Authorities
Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government - Guidelines on planning for the quarrying industry.
The Nobel Era
by John E Dolan - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2002

Thanks to our Corporate Members





BAM Contractors Ltd.


Smiley Monroe Ltd