|IQUA FIELD MEETINGS|
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Glacial Landforms Working Group NI Field Meeting: The Quaternary Glaciation of the Mournes, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. 27th - 30th October 2016
Day 0 (Thursday evening) Registration and introductory talk, Newcastle, Co. Down.
Sam Roberson, Mark Cooper, Jon Merritt (British Geological Survey); Iestyn Barr (Queen’s University Belfast), Paul Dunlop, Peter Wilson, Michael Dempster (Ulster University), Jasper Knight (University of Witwatersrand).
Sam Roberson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Iestyn Barr (email@example.com)
PAST IQUA FIELD MEETINGS
IQUA FIELD MEETING, SOUTH COAST OF IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 2015
In 2015 the QRA teamed up with IQUA to explore the south coast of Ireland between the 25th and 29th of September. We visited classic sections in Blackwater Harbour, Ely House, Kilmore Quay, Bannow, Courtmacsherry and Howes Strand.
We looked at the remains of a pingo, corries and a cave with new excavation of Pleistocene layers. We heard about deglaciation, peat initiation and vegetation change. We wandered through a Viking town and found out about the reconstruction of its environments thanks to insect analysis. We even cored an interglacial deposit. The original booking and information form is archived here.
IQUA FIELD MEETING, LIMERICK REGION - SEPTEMBER 2014
Below you can find the details of IQUA's successful 2014 Field Meeting, "Quaternary & Culture in Limerick", which took place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September. You can also click on the Field Meeting poster to the right to open and save a pdf with event details.
10.00 - Mungret limestone quarry & Irish Cement
Take Route R512 in the direction of Ballyneety IR 563221, 640457
09.30 - Mooghaun Late Bronze Age Hill fort, Dromoland Co. Clare - Karen Molloy (NUIG).
Take the N18/M18 north towards Galway. Take exit 11 and follow signs to Newmarket-on-Fergus on the R458. Take the first left before Newmarket on Fergus. Continue along for c.2km to Parking area on left hand side of road. IR Grid: 540733, 670287.
Meet at Scattery Island Ferries, Kilrush Marina. IR 497146, 652368.
IQUA FIELD MEETING IN NORTH MAYO - SEPTEMBER 2013
IQUA was fortunate to have leaders with the expertise of Graeme Warren, Steve Davis, Seamus Caulfield, Steve McCarron and Mike Philcox for the weekend. The field guide that was prepared for this meeting is available for purchase in print and pdf format on the the IQUA field guide's webpage.
Click on the image to the right to download a pdf of the field meeting's poster. The original field meeting programme and schedule is given below.
Fri 20th Sept
19.30–20.30: ‘A Landscape Fossilised’: Archaeology and Palaeoenvironmental Research in North Mayo. A short presentation by Seamas Caulfield and Graeme Warren setting the context for the weekend fieldtrip. Wine and nibbles to follow.
Location: Belderrig Research and Study Centre, www.belderrig.ie/Research.htm
After the talk, we retreated to the Belderrig Bay Hotel, otherwise known as ’The Pub’.
Sat 21st Sept
09.00–13.00: Meet at Belderrig Research and Study Centre at 9am. The intention is for most cars to park at the Centre, as space at the Harbour is restricted. Anyone arriving post-9.30 please rendezvous at Belderrig Harbour.
Walking tour of Belderrig, included:
13.00–14.00: Lunch (soup & sandwiches) at Belderrig Research and Study Centre & short talk to introduce glacial history of area.
14.00-18.00: Tours of glacial sections in valleys east of Belderrig, as far east as Ballycastle, time permitting (incl. Glenulra Valley; McCabe et al., 2007). Car sharing from Belderrig ideally. First Stop: Conaghra valley (GR 54.31, -9.50).
Sun 22nd Sept
On Sunday the Trip proceeded eastwards and did not return through Belderrig.
10.00–12.30: Céide Fields: Walking tour of Céide Fields including Behy court tomb and the visitor centre (Caulfield 1978, 1983, Caulfield et al 1998, Molloy & O’Connell 1995, O’Connell & Molloy 2001; see also Caseldine et al 2005).
12.30–13.30: Lunch at Céide Fields café.
13.30 onwards: Visit to glaciotectonics sections around Killala Bay; incl. Kilcummin Head (west side of Bay, 15km east of Ballycastle) and (optionally) Carrownedin, Enniscrone (east side of Bay; GR 54.23, -9.09).
***Click here for details of 2012's IQUA Field Meeting to Roscommon & Sligo.