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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

  • IQUA spring meeting 2020 at Queen’s Univeristy Belfast IQUA spring meeting 2020 at Queen's Univeristy BelfastThe Irish Quaternary Association Spring Meeting 2020 will be held  at the Elmwood Building at Queen’s University Belfast on Saturday the 28th March. Registration will commence at 9:30am. The meeting is open to all and will consist of short (20 minute) presentations on any area of new or ongoing Quaternary research. Postgraduate and post-doctoral students are ... Continue Reading
  • IQUA Symposium 2019: A Selection from INQUA _ 29th Nov 2019 IQUA Symposium 2019: A Selection from INQUA _ 29th Nov 2019This year’s symposium entitled “A Selection from INQUA” will take place on Friday the 29th of November 2019 in the Geological Survey Ireland lecture theatre in Beggar’s Bush. The programme aims to showcase a range of talks delivered at our recent INQUA congress in Dublin on diverse subjects. It highlights talks by Irish based researchers and/or ... Continue Reading
  • Heritage Week 2019 – Events from IQUA members This year's edition of Heritage Week will be running from the 17th to the 25th of August 2019 all over the country with a large selection of events. Here are some that are organised by IQUA members and might be of interest. For more information and to look for other events, visit https://www.heritageweek.ie/. 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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