Welcome to the Geographical Society of Ireland
The Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI), the professional representative organisation of geographers in Ireland, was founded in 1934. Over eighty years later, the GSI continues to raise awareness of the value and impact of Geography in Ireland and beyond, through a diverse range of activities and collaborations.
Society members are actively engaged in enhancing the international profile of Irish geography through their engagement with the International Geographical Union (IGU), RGS-IBG, Association of American Geographers (AAG) and other international groupings.
NUI Galway will host the 7th EUGEO Congress in conjunction with the 51st Conference of Irish Geographers, in Galway City, from the 15th to the 18th of May 2019.
The theme for the 2019 conference is Re-Imagining Europe's Future Society and Landscapes.
Does Geography have a future?
At CIG 2018 Shelagh Waddington from Maynooth University outlined some of the issues about the removal of Geography from the core curriculum of the Junior Cycle, Read more in her blog post Does Geography have a future?
In response to the changed position of Geography within the Junior cycle curriculum The Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland has created petition, calling for the restoration of Geography as a core subject on the Junior Cycle curriculum. If you can, please support this petition.
Year of Geography 2019
2019 has been declared the "Year of Geography".
This initiative will focusing on different places/counties and different geographical themes each week during 2019 to raise the profile of Geography in Ireland both at a national and at a local level.