Pre-Congress Field Trips

All tours are subject to minimum numbers being met. We urge attendees of the pre- and post- congress tours not to finalise your travel arrangements until after the field trip has been confirmed at the end of March 2019 to ensure that minimum numbers are secured and the tour will take place.

Pre 4 websitePre-GL1 Late Quaternary Stratigraphy and Glaciation History of Southern Ireland 

Date: 21st – 24th July 2019
Leaders: Prof. Colm O’Cofaigh and Prof. David J.A. Evans
Price: €695 per single room
€480 per person sharing
Primary Focus: Glacial
Pick up: Trinity College
Drop off: Trinity College
Accommodation and Catering: All accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis, lunches are included each day. Evening meals are not included in the ticket price.

This excursion will visit sites along the south coast of Ireland that are central to the longstanding debate on the age, extent and dynamics of the last glaciation, focusing specifically on the sedimentology of the glacigenic drifts and the Quaternary stratigraphy of the region. The fieldtrip will visit a range of sites along the south coast where the Quaternary glacigenic succession is well exposed and will examine evidence for timing and depositional history of the Irish Sea Ice Stream and inland ice, as well as the nature and age of raised marine deposits which date to the last cold stage. Sites will include the Screen Hills in County Wexford, as well as Irish Sea Till sites east of Cork Harbour and raised marine deposits in Courtmacsherry Bay.

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Pre 6 webPre-GL2 Western Ireland 

Date: 21st – 24th July 2019
Leader: Prof. Peter Coxon
Price: €695 per single room
€630 per person sharing
Primary Focus: Glacial

The fieldtrip will cover the mountain uplands of Connemara, parts of the limestone lowlands of Galway and coastal areas of western Ireland including sites that show long-term landscape evolution (Neogene lignites ca. 5Myr old), exhumed ancient landscapes, interglacial peat deposits (MIS 9-11), glaciated terrains and drumlin fields of MIS 2 and upland evidence of Younger Dryas and Holocene landscape change.

Departing from Dublin City Centre (location TBC) Sunday 21st July at 1200h

Arriving back to Dublin City Centre (Convention Centre) Wednesday 24th at 1800hr

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The following Fieldtrips are being run by the QRA directly preceding the INQUA 2019 Congress

Pre:QFL-6 The Quaternary Fluvial Archives of the Major English Rivers

Dates: 20th – 24th July 2019
Primary Focus: Fluvial

Pick up: London
Drop off: Birmingham

This trip is being run in Great Britain by the British Quaternary Research Association (QRA) for INQUA2019.
Full details, including pricing and booking are available at:

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