‘From Corries to Coast’ photographic exhibition, a celebration of Wicklow’s geological heritage

 

Glenealo Valley by Brendan Cullen

Glenealo Valley by Brendan Cullen

A photographic exhibition celebrating Wicklow’s Geological Heritage will be launched at Blessington Library on Saturday 22nd August at 4.00pm. The exhibition will feature a selection of entries to the recent photographic competition ‘ From Corries to Coast’ organised by Wicklow Uplands Council in partnership with the Wicklow Heritage Office. There has been great interest in the competition with over 170 entries received. €500 in prizes will be awarded to winning entries at the launch. The exhibition will run throughout the National Heritage Week (22nd – 30th August) at Blessington Library.

 

The aim of the photographic competition and exhibition is 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.

 

Why not 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 the exhibition launch.

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