Tellus Survey aircraft recommences flights over Munster

The Tellus survey, conducted by the Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), is to recommence over counties Limerick, North Tipperary and West Cork.

The survey collects geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland using a low-flying aircraft.  Last August the survey began collecting data over Limerick, North
Tipperary and West Cork and after a short winter break, the aircraft will resume flying again until next month, weather permitting.

For up to date information and the planned weekly flight schedule, please visit

The aircraft will fly at a low level of 60 metres over rural areas (approximately eight times the height
of a standard two-storey house), rising to 240 metres over urban areas.  The sound of the plane is
similar to that of a passing lorry and it may startle sensitive livestock, such as horses, pedigree cattle,
sheep-in-lamb and poultry flocks.

If you have any concerns about the survey, particularly if you own sensitive livestock and you would like to be kept informed of latest flight plans in your area, you can contact the Tellus Freephone information line on 1800 455565 or visit You can also follow Tellus on twitter, @TellusGSI

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