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IGA EXCURSIONIona and Mull, Scotland23rd – 28th July, 2023 Only 3 places left!!

Leaders: Prof. Emeritus Stephen Daly (UCD) & Dr. Michael Flowerdew (CASP)

23 July 28 July IST

What you will see

Iona: c. 2.7 billion year old Lewisian Complex (granitic gneisses with minor intrusive rocks, anorthosite and marble) and unconformably overlying Iona Group (low grade metamorphosed conglomerates, sandstones and siltstones) cut by Ross of Mull Granite.

Mull: High metamorphic grade Moine metasediments, Ross of Mull Granite, Cenozoic basalt (like Antrim) including spectacular columnar jointing. Possible 1/2 day boat trip to Staffa.

Travel Options: Fly Dublin-Glasgow, train to Oban (option to rent car or meet someone driving over) or Car from Ireland to Belfast for the ferry to Cairnryan and drive to Oban; car ferry Oban to Craignure and drive to accommodation Daily foot passenger ferry available to Iona (no cars).

Accommodation: Self-catering cottage and camping:

Boat option: Beneteau Oceanis 523 with 3 cabins (so up to 6 people). 23rd – 29th July. Skipper David will sail from Oban to bring us to/meet us at Mull and Iona (own cabin €914 and shared cabin for 2 is pps €457). This conditional booking, for the yacht with skipper, will disappear in 3 days time. 

For full details on all aspects please contact:
Stephen at (excursions@geology.ie 086 2201600) or Maria (087 3581302)

Travel to this excursion latest 23rd July. Field days: 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 last day finish and return (5 nights accommodation, 4 days in field)

Please note: A contribution to leader costs will be made by each particip