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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.

Welcome to our new website

The IQUA website has a fesh lick of paint and we hope you enjoy it. There are probably some missing links here and there so let us know and we’ll endeavour to sort them out as soon as possible.

Events and News

  • IQUA 2018 field trip: The Quaternary of the Central Midlands_14th-16th September IQUA 2018 field trip: The Quaternary of the Central Midlands_14th-16th SeptemberIQUA news – after 21 years we are going back to the Midlands on the weekend 14th to 16th September. Regulation around exploitation has given us a rich source of new palaeoecological and archaeological data. Add to this spectacular glacial geology and the outstanding medieval architectural heritage of north Co Offaly…. and you get about ... Continue Reading
  • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Standing on the Shoulders of GiantsThe IQUA committee are pleased to confirm that ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Quaternary Science Retrospective’ will take place in the Hunt Museum on Saturday 21 April.  This one day symposium will consist of a series of retrospective talks in celebration of key Quaternary scientists known for their trailblazing work investigating how the ... Continue Reading
  • Spring Meeting 2018 Core Programme IQUA are planning on a range of new initiatives this year, the first of many in the lead up to INQUA 2019 (www.inqua2019.org/). Spring Meeting The core of programme for IQUA Spring Meeting in the Hunt Museum, Limerick on April 21st is with a selection of talks celebrating key Quaternary Scientists: The challenges face by Women Quaternary Scientists ... Continue Reading