The Tellus aeriel surveys are carried out by the Geological Survey Ireland. They are due to collect airborne data in County Mayo and County Donegal from early March 2017.
An aircraft will fly at a low level of 60m over rural areas collecting geological information and rise to 240m over urban areas. The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry.
Ground sampling activity will also be taking place with sampling teams collecting soil and stream samples across counties Galway, Roscommon and parts of the Midlands from May 2017.
For any concerns, please ring the Tellus Information Line on 1800 303 516. Phone number and Eircode will be collected and the Tellus team will keep people updated with flight times, dates and information.
Check the Tellus website for further information on this year’s survey activity.