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The Irish Quaternary Cycle

To celebrate all things Quaternary Sam Roberson of GSNI takes off on his Quaternary Cycle next week from Mizen Head to Malin Head.

Sam is following in the footsteps, or bicycle wheels, of Francis Synge who, as a young geologist visited many of Sam’s upcoming sites by bike.

​Starting on 15 March 2019, Sam Roberson, Quaternary geologist at the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, will be cycling from one end of Ireland to the other to celebrate the INQUA Dublin congress in July and promote Quaternary geology and landscapes in Ireland.

Scientists from the Irish Quaternary Association, the Geological Survey Ireland, the British Geological Survey and others will be joining in for part of or all of the route.

The route will cover 1000 km over 13 days, much of it following the Wild Atlantic Way route. The tour will take in some of the most dramatic and iconic Quaternary landscapes that Ireland has to offer, talking about how they are related to Quaternary environments and processes.’

Follow the progress on Twitter #irishquaternarycycle

Further information and route can be found on the flyer.