When is a volcano, not a volcano? When it is a sand volcano?

Sand Volcano
1 Dec
When is a volcano, not a volcano? When it is a sand volcano?

Along our coast from Doolin to the Shannon Estuary there are a few nice examples of sand volcanoes. Sand volcanoes are low conical mounds, often with a shallow central depression, …

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Stress Release in the Burren
26 Nov
Stress Release in the Burren

One of the most striking features of the Burren are the vertical cracks or fissures in the limestone. They are known as ‘grikes’ although I prefer the local term ‘Scealps’. …

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The Science of Dating Rocks at Lisdoonvarna, County Clare.
9 Nov
The Science of Dating Rocks at Lisdoonvarna, County Clare.

There are two main ways to know the age of a rock; the first is to identify the fossils and compare them with other layers in different places that have …

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