Fossils from the Castlecomer Plateau

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Families, Teenagers, Adults

320,000,000! Did you know significant 320-million-year-old fossils were discovered in the coal mines of North Kilkenny?

Castlecomer Discovery Park’s Education Officer, Nichola Salmon, will tell the story of how these rare fossils were discovered and why they were the most significant find at the time. These were fossils of the first amphibian creatures ever to walk on dry land, resembling dragonflies, snakes and crocodiles. They created great excitement in the natural science community in the 1860s.

This talk is aimed at those with a general interest in what lies beneath including students, teachers and parents!

Free but registration required: Here

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