patrick_cropped.pngDr. Patrick Wyse Jackson – Curator

Patrick is the curator of the Trinity Geological Museum,  Associate Professor of Geology and Head of the School of Natural Sciences. His primary research topic is Paleozoic bryozoans. He also has an interest in the history of Geology and building stones of Ireland, and has published widely on those subjects, including papers relating to the Trinity Geological Museum.


Dr. Una Farrell – Research Fellow

Una is lecturing in Palaeontology, and working as a database manager for the Stanford Sedimentary Geochemistry and Paleoenvironments project. She previously worked as a collection manager for Invertebrate Paleontology at the Biodiversity Institute, KU.


Aodhán Ó Gogáin – PhD (Graduated 2020)

Aodhán is working on computed tomography of Carboniferous tetrapods. His PhD focused on the Pennsylvanian fauna of Jarrow Co. Kilkenny. He also has an interest in the ecology of Late Palaeozoic fish and the evolution of early terrestrial vertebrate ecosystems. Aside from research, he is keen on public outreach related to palaeontology and the natural world.

We were also lucky to have Trinity undergraduate volunteers who gave their time to help with inventory, organization and website development at the museum. We hope to welcome new volunteers into the collection as soon as Covid-19 conditions permit.

EthanEthan Brady-Arnold (Graduated 2020)

Ethan graduated with a degree in Geology. He worked with us on inventory in cases of rocks, fossils and minerals – including trays of sulfides and galena from the Irish Caledonides, conglomerates from Michigan, granites from Donegal and many others. conglomerates from Michigan, granites from Donegal and many others.

ThaliaThalia De Castelbajac (Graduated 2020) 

Thalia graduated with a degree in Environmental Sciences. She has an interest in paleontology, in particular Conservation Paleobiology. She worked on inventory, where she encountered ichthyosaur bones, mammoth teeth, hundreds of corals and the odd mineral.


Gus Hughes (Graduated 2020)

Gus graduated with a degree in Zoology. He has an interest in design and communications and helped out with illustrations for the website.