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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.

We were delighted to organise the upcoming 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

  • Informal field meetings Autumn 2020 Informal field meetings Autumn 2020The IQUA Fieldtrip 2020 has been postponed to 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic situation. Several members have kindly offered to lead informal regional field meetings for interested parties, subject to individual travel arrangements in the months of September and October. Check the descriptions of the events here and contact the relevant leader to register ... Continue Reading
  • Inaugural Eileen Reilly Postgraduate Research Award recipient Despite our current isolation and the slow stream of IQUA related news, I am delighted to officially announce the winner of this year’s Eileen Reilly Postgraduate Research award. Congratulations to Adrienne Foreman from NUI Galway who is currently undergoing her first year of PhD with Dr Gordon Bromley in Palaeoclimatology. This award will allow her to expand ... Continue Reading
  • Cancellation of IQUA spring meeting and AGM 2020 Due to the ongoing sanitary crisis linked with the Covid-19 virus outbreak, the decision has been made to cancel our spring meeting and AGM due to take place on the 28th of March 2020 at Queen’s University Belfast. Thank you for your consideration. Stay safe and we’ll let you know as soon as we organise a ... Continue Reading

Gallery and Video

Ireland and the Ice Age and Launch of Giants of Quaternary Science : National Botanics Garden 2019

IQUA 2018 symposium on the Offshore Quaternary Records

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants and Mammals Exhibition – Limerick 2018

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