The Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) was founded in the 1970s to co-ordinate and energise all aspects of Quaternary research in Ireland and to pass on existing expertise through conferences and field excursions. See below our leaflet describing who we are and what we do (click on the image to access the pdf).

We were delighted to organise the International Quaternary Union (INQUA) 20th Congress in the Dublin Convention Centre in July 2019. This conference hosted a record number of experts from all over the world for the largest geoscience event ever hosted in Ireland. Find out more here.

Events and News

  • IQUA/QRA Spring Field Meeting 2024, 5-7 AprilIQUA/QRA Spring Field Meeting 2024, 5-7 April
    It is with great pleasure that we announce a joint IQUA/QRA field meeting to Co. Louth led by Gill Plunkett, Ryan Smazal, Cathy Delaney and Jasper Knight. We will meet in the Imperial Hotel in Dundalk at 7 pm on Friday (5 April), and keep our fingers crossed for clement weather as we tour the ...
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  • Invitation: IQUA Annual Symposium 2023Invitation: IQUA Annual Symposium 2023
    IQUA Autumn Symposium 2023 ProgrammeDownload We are pleased to provide final details for our upcoming Autumn Symposium on Friday 1st December. We have a list of excellent speakers lined up – the final programme schedule can be downloaded at the link above. Location: The Symposium will take place in the Helen Roe Lecture Theatre at The Royal Society ...
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  • IQUA Annual Symposium 2023: Call for AbstractsIQUA Annual Symposium 2023: Call for Abstracts
    We are excited to invite you to the 2023 IQUA Autumn Symposium that will take place on Friday 1st December at The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Society House, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin. The Symposium theme is ‘Marginal environments: processes, use, and resilience’. During the Quaternary, a wide variety of environments evolved and developed. All landscapes have a physical margin where change and transition ...
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