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Joint QRA/IQUA Field Meeting, Co. Louth.

5 April - 7 April

A joint IQUA/QRA field meeting to Co. Louth will take place on 5-7 April. Louth is Ireland’s smallest county, but has a rich and varied natural and cultural heritage and played a central role in the Ulster Cycle of tales from early Irish literature. The field meeting will take us back as far as the formation of the island, and will illustrate various geological, glacial and coastal landforms, Ireland’s most easterly raised bog, and a selection of prehistoric and historic sites.

Registration for full IQUA or QRA members is €60 (€30 student/unwaged). For non-members, registration will be €85 (€45 student/unwaged). *To register your interest in participating in the field meeting, please complete this form by 15 March.* For anyone arriving in Dundalk on Friday afternoon, there is an optional Walking Tour (80–90 minutes) of Dundalk starting at 3 pm (extra €5 per person).

Food and accommodation are not covered by the registration fee. There is an option to book lunch at the Monasterboice Inn (€14.50) on the Saturday, or to bring along a packed lunch (no nearby shops). On Sunday, there are a range of eateries in Carlingford. The Imperial and Gateway hotels offered marginally cheaper rates than available online, but are nevertheless pricey (Imperial: €386 for one person for two nights; €155BB SGL per room per night, and €165BB DBL/TWN per room per night – phone to request these rates, stating IQUA group rate). We can arrange morning pick-ups for anyone staying at the Gateway or Fairways hotels, south of the town.

For further details, please contact Gill Plunkett (


5 April
7 April
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Imperial Hotel, Dundalk
95 Park Street
Dundalk, County Louth A91 ND6P Ireland
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