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JOINT OUGS/IGA WEEKEND FIELD TRIP -16-17th June 2018 – Forming and filling the South Mayo Trough (Ordovician), western Ireland, leader: Dr. Brian McConnell (GSI)
June 16, 2018 - June 17, 2018
JOINT OUGS/IGA WEEKEND FIELD TRIP – 16-17TH June, 2018
Forming and filling the South Mayo Trough (Ordovician), western Ireland
Led by: Dr. Brian McConnell (GSI)
We will focus primarily on the Ordovician volcanic and sedimentary fill of the South Mayo Trough basin, including the Lough Nafooey volcano, basin-margin conglomerates, and ignimbrite sheets. We will also stray onto older, basin-bounding rock units and the overlying Silurian unconformity.
Expect some rough ground and steep climbs.
This trip will be centred on Clonbur, Co. Galway. You will need to book your own accommodation in the area. On the Saturday night we plan to have a shared meal in Clonbur, please let us know if you are interested in the meal.