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SFI member – Science Foundation Ireland

Arigna Mining Experience in Co. Roscommon was established to preserve and protect the 400 year mining history of the Arigna Valley. All our tour guides are ex-miner’s who share their first hand experiences of working underground. The mine is level entry and is fully accessible. The SFI/ DPSM workshop in the Centre will explore ways in which people use the earth’s resources and will explore the themes of energy past, present and future.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the statutory body in the Republic of Ireland with responsibility for funding oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with a strategic focus. The agency was established in 2003.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research. SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The Foundation also promotes and supports the study of, education in, and engagement with STEM and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of the economy. SFI makes grants based upon the merit review of distinguished scientists. SFI also facilitates co-operative efforts among education, government, and industry that support its fields of emphasis and promotes Ireland’s ensuing achievements around the world.