Lecture on last Ice Age in Westmeath

Lecture on last Ice Age in Westmeath

Dr Robbie Meehan, geologist and geographer, is to deliver a lecture on the effects of the Ice Age on Westmeath.

The county has many features of erosion and deposition resulting from the Ice Age, such as eskers, kames, kettle holes and outwash plains. Indeed, the entire county’s surface is affected by the events during this geological phase over one million years ago. The most obvious effect is the shape and extent of the many loughs in the Lake County.

Dr Meehan is from Meath and completed his doctorate on the effects of the Ice Age on Meath and Westmeath.

The lecture is hosted by Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society and takes place in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar at 8pm on Wednesday January 15.

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