Geology of Kildare-Wicklow Sheet 16

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Booklet Contents

    • PREFACE
    • GEOLOGY AND LANDSCAPES OF KILDARE-WICKLOW
    • READING THE GEOLOGICAL MAP OF KILDARE-WICKLOW
    • INTRODUCTION TO THE ROCK TYPES AND GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF KILDARE-WICKLOW
      • Lower Palaeozoic rocks
      • Carboniferous rocks
      • Quaternary geology
      • THE BEDROCK GEOLOGY OF KILDARE-WICKLOW
        • Lower Palaeozoic rocks
          • Bray group: main area
          • Bray Group: Howth and Ireland's Eye
          • Ribband Group
          • Duncannon Group
          • Kildare Inlier
          • Kilcullen Group
                • Igneous intrusions
                  • The Leinster Granite
                  • Minor intrusions
                      • Carboniferous rocks
                        • Introduction
                        • Old Red Sandstone
                        • Lower Limestone Shale
                        • Carboniferous Limestone succession
                        • Upper Carboniferous
                        • Volcanic and intrusive rocks
                        • Mid-Dinantian unconformities and boulder beds
                        • Hydrothermal karstic breccias
                        • Dolomitisation
                        • Structure in the Carboniferous rocks
                              • HYDROGEOLOGY
                                • Bedrock hydrogeology
                                  • Lower Palaeozoic rocks and Leinster Granite
                                  • Old Red Sandstone
                                  • Lower Carboniferous limestones
                                  • Karstified limestones
                                  • Upper Carboniferous
                                        • Hydrogeology of the Quaternary sediments
                                        • Hydrochemistry and water quality
                                          • MINERAL RESOURCES
                                            • Metallic mineral deposits
                                            • Industrial minerals and rocks
                                                • REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL READING LIST
                                                  • For the general reader
                                                  • Cited and key references
                                                      • APPENDIX 1. Key localities
                                                      • APPENDIX 2. Brief lithological descriptions for all stratigraphic units appearing on the accompanying map
                                                      • APPENDIX 3. Glossary

                                                        • Two plates from the booklet:

                                                          The granite foreshore at Sandycove and, in the background across Dublin Bay, the Cambrian Bray Group peninsula of Howth with the tombolo connecting it to the mainland.

                                                          Photo by Brian McConnell

                                                          Andalusite porphyroblasts in pelitic schist of the thermal aureole of the Leinster Granite.

                                                          Photo by Brian McConnell