Our underlying geology, along with the various processes that gave rise to it, is an integral part of the landscape of Co. Wicklow and is closely related to other aspects of heritage such as biodiversity, archaeology, folklore and social history (such as mining heritage). In recognition of the importance of geological heritage, Wicklow County Council worked with the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Heritage Council to carry out an audit of County Geological Sites in Co. Wicklow in 2014. The Wicklow Geological Heritage Project identifies sites of county importance that have been included for protection in the Wicklow County Development Plan. This project was supported as an action of the County Wicklow Heritage Plan. The main report can be downloaded below or individual site reports for the 65 sites recorded can be accessed at the GSI's website.
See Our Wicklow Heritage to find out more about the Ice Age in Co. Wicklow and take a self-guided tour based on information compiled by the Irish Quaternary Association.