Pinnularia streptoraphe: Leszek Wolnik

Welcome to Diatoms Ireland!


Irish diatoms, diatom cleaning and mounting, micromanipulators et al.


Our aims are:-


To assemble a complete checklist for Irish diatoms and to build an overview of species distribution through mapping of sample locations and providing species lists.


To provide a complete reference list of publications relating to Irish diatoms. We would be grateful to receive any paper not listed here.


We enjoy designing and building equipment for mounting diatoms so please explore!



When you put your hand in a flowing stream,

you touch the last of what has gone before

and the first of what is yet to come.

  - Leonardo di Vinci (The Notebooks, 1508-18)


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This site is dedicated to Klaus Kemp.