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Limestone Landscape Studies

Killykeegan National Nature Reserve represents one of the most extensive area of limestone grassland in Northern Ireland.

The thin soils covering the limestone bedrock in this area support a rich variety of colourful plants and insects with specific adaptations to living in karst environments.  The area provides fine examples of limestone pavement, glacial erratics, archaeological features, and historical farming features.

Killykeegan National Nature Reserve is located within the Marlbank Areas of Special Scientific Interest, Marlbank National Nature Reserve and within the UNESCO Global Geopark,  there is parking and toilet facilities at the reserve.


Activities & Fieldwork includes:

  • How limestone rock is formed
  • What fossils are and the types of fossils found in Ireland
  • How fossils provide clues to our past
  • That our landscapes have undergone significant change in
  • What a cave is
  • The formation of caves and limestone features
  • The concept of chemical weathering and erosion

We will work with you to ensure that your visit compliments classroom learning and your specification.We not only provide children with an educational visit but a memorable outdoor leaning experience which brings classroom content to life.

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Programme Duration: 60-75 minutes
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Max numbers per group: 21
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Supervision: Minimum 1 teacher per group
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Transport: Killykeegan NNR is located 1mile/1.2km from the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre, visiting groups are to provide transport for their group to the location.

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