Geology

Convener: Ian Enlander

Email: ian.enlander1@hotmail.com

Mobile: 07849853549

There are currently places available – please contact Ian Enlander at the above email address if you are interested in joining.

What we do

For its size, Northern Ireland is amongst the most geologically diverse areas of Planet Earth so that means there are lots of different rocks to look at and interpret.

The South – East Antrim area holds an excellent range of geological localities which collectively demonstrate some 250 million years of our Earths more recent history.

Following a number of introductory sessions dealing with some basic geology, the group will explore our local rocks to understand how they formed, what they tell us about our piece of the planet at that time and how they have been of economic significance to human society.

Hopefully, after getting familiar with the rocks of South – East Antrim, our excursions will take us further afield.

The goal is to ensure the events are kept as jargon free as possible and, hopefully, are fun!

Excursions will focus on safe and accessible localities with each trip last some 2 – 3 hours.

Details of any health and safety issues for each excursion will be provided in advance.

2022 programme

DateEvent
Monday 24th JanuaryIntroductory session 1 via Zoom
Thursday 27th JanuaryIntroductory session 2
Tuesday 15th FebruaryExcursion: Carrickfergus
Thursday 17th February 10.00 – 12.30Introductory sessions 1 + 2
Tuesday 1st MarchExcursion Seapark/Green Island
Tuesday 5th AprilLarne shoreline, promenade walk to Waterloo
Tuesday 10th MayPortmuck, Islandmagee
Tuesday 7th JuneWhitehead – Black Head
Tuesday 5th July Non-tidalCarnlough
Tuesday 2nd AugustGlenoe waterfalls
Tuesday 6th SeptBrowns Bay and Skernaghan Point, Islandmagee
Tuesday 4th OctoberScrabo quarries

Group members will be contacted in advance with excursion details including time and place to meet and health and safety matters

Carrickfergus Excursion 15th February