From Corries to Coast’ Photographic Exhibition
A Celebration of Wicklow’s Geological Heritage
|On top of her world, Greystones by Michael Hughes.|
A photographic exhibition ‘From Corries to Coast’ celebrating Wicklow's Geological Heritage was organised by Wicklow Uplands Council in partnership with Wicklow County Council’s Heritage Office. An exhibition of some 30 photographs was launched at Blessington Library in August when the awards were presented and €500 in prize money given out. The exhibition was on display in the Library for two weeks and was also shown at the Natural Wicklow Conference on the 18th and 19th October 2015 in Summerhill Hotel in Enniskerry. There was great interest in the competition with over 170 entries received. The exhibition is now on display in Wicklow County Council’s Buildings and will remain there till the end of this year when it will move to Greystones and Bray libraries in the New Year.
The aim of the photographic competition and exhibition was to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity, beauty and significance of geology in County Wicklow and the contribution it continues to make to our quality of life, our health and our wealth. The landscape of Wicklow has been moulded by nature over many millions of years, giving us the distinctive mountains, lakes, valleys and coastline that we enjoy today. This geological landscape also provides the building blocks of our livelihoods in the form of soil for agriculture and forestry, stone, sand and gravel deposits for buildings and roads and, historically, the mining of minerals such as copper, sulphur, lead, zinc and even gold, all of which dramatically transformed the landscape and communities of county Wicklow.
Come along and enjoy a selection of images from around the county which showcase Wicklow’s Geological Heritage including our outstanding landscapes and connections with people and products. All are welcome to view the exhibition, admission is free.
Author: Lenka Mulligan, Communications Officer, Wicklow Uplands Council.