Shannon Estuary Sheet 17

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Area covered by the Map and Booklet


Booklet Contents

    • INTRODUCTION
    • READING THE GEOLOGICAL MAP
    • A SUMMARY OF THE ROCK TYPES AND GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE SHANNON ESTUARY REGION
      • Lower Palaeozoic rocks
      • Upper Palaeozoic rocks
      • Post-Namurian geology
      • Quaternary geology
        • BEDROCK GEOLOGY OF THE SHANNON ESTUARY REGION
          • The Lower Palaeozoic rocks
          • The Old Red Sandstone (Uppermost Devonian and early Carboniferous)
          • Dinantian rocks - the Lower Carboniferous
          • Namurian rocks - Upper Carboniferous
          • Post-Carboniferous geology
          • Igneous rocks
          • Tectonics
          • Upper Palaeozoic shelf and basin development
                • HYDROGEOLOGY
                • MINERAL RESOURCES
                • REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL READING LIST
                • APPENDIX 1. Brief lithological descriptions of all units appearing on the accompanying geological map
                • APPENDIX 2. Glossary

                  • Two plates from the booklet:

                    The Gull Island Formation just south of Tullig Point, Co. Clare. A spectacular coastal section displays the full sequence from the turbidite sandstones of the Ross Formation, up through the pro-delta facies siltstones and sandstones of the Gull Island Formation, capped by the sandstones and silts of the Tullig Cyclothem. At this locality the cliff shows synsedimentary slumping and faulting in its lower part.

                    Photo by Conor MacDermot

                    Striped limestones from the Parsonage Formation on the strand at Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry

                    Photo by A.G. Sleeman