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 spring meeting 2021 programme and secondary teaching aid launchIQUA spring meeting 2021 programme and secondary teaching aid launch
    Our upcoming Spring meeting is on next week on Friday the 16th. The meeting is free to attend, and starts at 10am (zoom link below). The AGM will occur after the talks, sometime around 12:45. The programme schedule is below. The meeting will also feature the official launch of our post primary teaching resource “Shaping the Landscape”. ...
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  • IQUA radiocarbon dating awards 2020 – Call now onIQUA radiocarbon dating awards 2020 - Call now on
    The 2020 call of both the Bill Watts 14Chrono Awards and the IQUA Research Awards is now on with a deadline for application on the 18th of December. See our awards page for futher information and application form.
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  • IQUA symposium 2020 programmeIQUA symposium 2020 programme
    Friday the 27th of November is our annual symposium on carbon sequestration! We have twelve speakers lined up, including a keynote by William Austin of the University of St Andrews. The welcoming speaker, IQUA president Gill Plunkett, will begin at 10:15 and the webinar will open to attendees at 10:00. The link to the Zoom webinar, (registration-free) ...
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