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 2017 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
IMQS Hon. Secretary's Report 2003
by Brain Burke - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2004
The Environmental Impact of Blasting Operations
Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2003
Dublin Port Tunnel’s Safety Features
by C G Staddon & J W. Flanagan - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2006 (IMQS)
IMQS President’s Message 2004
by Eamon Holton - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Review 2004
Chinas Three Gorges Dam
by Tony Killian - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2007 (IMQS)
Dunsink Observatory
by Ian Elliott - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2007 (IMQS)
Tracking the Process of Mobile Crushing & Screening Technology
The last 10 years have seen important changes in the Irish quarry industry ...
I am pleased to inform you that the above mentioned report
Advanced Demolition Techniques and the Controlled Use of Explosives
by Charles Moran - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2003
The Development of Quarrying Techniques
by Michael Deigan - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2008 (IMQS)

Thanks to our Corporate Members





BAM Contractors Ltd.


Smiley Monroe Ltd