Common Fossils of Northern Ireland

This website shows examples of some of the more common fossils, and a few of the rarer ones, found in the sedimentary rocks of Northern Ireland. Most are from the collections of the Ulster Museum and the catalogue number (e.g. K54321) is cited for each specimen. We are always happy to identify any unusual or particularly good fossils that you may have found. Amateur fossil collectors are still able to make an important contribution to the science of palaeontology through their discovery of unique or unusual specimens.

Click on any of the pictures or names below to find out more about each type of fossil. The website is being updated and added to all the time.



Ammonites Belemnites Bivalves Brachiopods

Corals CrinoidsEchinoidsGastropods


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