|Dates||June 16th-July 1st 2014|
|Course||SS101: Introduction to Field Based Geology|
|Credits||3 Semester Credits/6 ECTS Credits Programme Outline|
Academic Director: Professor Martin Feeley
SS101: Introduction to Field Based Geology
This is very much a field-based geology course, taught classes are in the morning at Caherconnell Stone Fort in the very heart of the Burren with daily trips to key geological sites throughout north and west Clare. Hostel accommodation is in the nearby town of Kilfenora. Caherconnell Stone Fort is an Iron Age fort with a long history and is the site of ongoing archaeological excavations by the Caherconnell Archaeological Field School. Class and field work tutors are highly qualified geologists with many years of experience in the area and most are based in the department of Earth and Oceanographic Sciences at NUI Galway. This module is designed to offer a good introduction to Carboniferous carbonate and siliclastic sedimentation as well as karst and cave development.
Cost includes accommodation, food, fieldwork transport and daily shuttle to and from Kilfenora. Cost does not include flights or other transport costs to and from Ireland or transport from airports to and from Caherconnell.