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 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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  • Reminder: IQUA Spring Meeting 2023!Reminder: IQUA Spring Meeting 2023!
    We’d love to see you at our Spring Meeting at UCC on 25 March! The theme is Quaternary Research and its Societal Impact and the meeting will be followed by our annual AGM. Can’t wait to see you there!
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  • Invitation: IQUA Spring Meeting 2023Invitation: IQUA Spring Meeting 2023
    We are inviting you to our 2023 Spring Meeting at UCC on 25 March. The meeting is centered around Quaternary Research and its Societal Impact, focuses on showcasing researchers near the beginning of their careers, and will include our annual AGM. Abstracts can be sent to Michelle McKeown (mmckeown@ucc.ie) by the 3rd of March.
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