Natural World

Death of a Glacier - Exploring the Coastline around Killard Point

Wednesday 7 July - Thursday 8 July, 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Suitability: All Ages


The coastline around Killard Point records the events and processes that operated in this area from 15,000 to 13,000 years ago during the closing stages of the final glaciation to affect Ireland. The site is of such importance that this short period has won a place in the scientific literature as the Killard Point Event. Join the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland to explore this internationally significant section of our coastline, find out what it can tell us about past climate change and what we can learn about our future. 

Meeting point: Ballyhornan Car Park

Please wear stout footwear and warm, waterproof clothing. 


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic situation we have a few important requests for you to ensure that the event is safe for everyone attending or facilitating.

If you or anyone in your household are suffering from a temperature, a persistent cough, or a loss of taste or smell - DO NOT ATTEND (unless you have prior permission from us after providing a negative COVID-19 test result). It is your responsibility to let the organiser know that you can no longer attend the event. 

Please arrive at the stipulated meeting point 15 minutes before departure. It is a small group, but please be patient and maintain a 2 meter distance from other people/groups when you arrive.

When you arrive on site, please:

• Use your own personal hand sanitiser or hand sanitiser provided by the event facilitator 

• Provide the festival representative with a name and phone number.

• If inside at any point please wear a mask AT ALL TIMES.

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Killard Road
BT30 7PS