Take a Walk On the Wild Side
Saturday, 19th August 2017
A Heritage Week 2017 Event Hosted by Moycullen Historical Society
an esker inside and out
Event Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours
Meeting Point: Tullykyne National School
Event suitable for children under 12
Partial Wheelchair access
Car Parking available
learn from expert guides
Join Prof. Martin Feely, Geologist and Dr. Caitriona Carlin Ecologist, both based at NUIG, for an encounter in the esker landscape Tullykyne to Killanin – the only esker on the west side of the Corrib.
geology, ecology & local history
Listen to Martin to find out how and when eskers were formed and what they are made of. Hear from Caitriona how that influences the wealth of wildlife associated with eskers and learn some facts about historical sites in the vicinity.
We will set off from Tullykyne National School at 10.00am and finish for refreshments and complimentary access at Brigit’s Garden. The distance is about 4.5km. As we will stop along the way to look at the esker profile and point out plants and animals, also noting sites of historical interest, the walk will take about 2 – 2.5 hours.
Car parking available at Tullykyne School and transport will be available to take you back to your car from Brigit’s Garden after the event.
Please do dress for the weather, bring water and suncream if necessary. All are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.
To enable us manage attendance numbers and transport, we would ask that you please book for this free event
text/phone: 087 4364699