Tellus Border is an EU INTERREG IVA-funded regional mapping project collecting geo-environmental data on soils, water and rocks across six border counties - Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth - and continuing the analysis of existing data in Northern Ireland.  The project is a cross-border initiative between the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, the Geological Survey of Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast and Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Information from the project will assist environmental management and support sustainable development of our natural resources in the border region. The project is a follow-on from the Tellus project successfully completed in Northern Ireland.  

Tellus Border is funded by the INTERREG IVA programme of the European Regional Development Fund, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body ( The project is additionally part-funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (Ireland) and Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland). 

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