Below you can find the details of IQUA’s successful 2014 Field Meeting, “Quaternary & Culture in Limerick”, which took place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September. You can also click on the Field Meeting poster to the right to open and save a pdf with event details.

To see individual site locations please go to the OSI Mapviewer and under ‘Search’ by ‘Co-ordinates’ and ‘Zoom to’.

Friday 19th

At Greenhills Hotel Limerick IR 554628, 658280

19.30 – Overview of geology and geomorphology of Limerick/Shannon Estuary Region – Margaret Browne.
20.00 – Tidal Embankments on the Shannon Estuary – Michael Collins (Office of Public Works).

Staurday 20th

10.00 – Mungret limestone quarry & Irish Cement

12.00 – Grange Stone Circle – Rose Cleary & James O’Driscoll (UCC).

Take Route R512 in the direction of Ballyneety IR 563221, 640457

13.00 – Lunch at Reardons (Holycross) on R512 at junction with L1412 IR 563305, 639646.

14.30 – Lough Gur – Rose Cleary & James O’Driscoll (UCC) (Archaeology); Richard Langford & Tara Foley (Hydrogeology); Catherine Dalton (MIC) (Palaeolimnology) IR 564661, 641483.

Evening Free.

Sunday 21st

09.30 – Mooghaun Late Bronze Age Hill fort, Dromoland Co. Clare – Karen Molloy (NUIG).

Take the N18/M18 north towards Galway. Take exit 11 and follow signs to Newmarket-on-Fergus on the R458. Take the first left before Newmarket on Fergus. Continue along for c.2km to Parking area on left hand side of road. IR Grid: 540733, 670287.

11.30 – Lunch at Crottys Pub, Market Square Kilrush IR 499554, 655128

13.00 – Scattery Island (weather permitting) – Various Guides

Meet at Scattery Island Ferries, Kilrush Marina. IR 497146, 652368.

17.00 approx. – Return to Kilrush Marina