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Geography Field Trip
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Geography Field Trip

A group of 28 Fifth Year Geography students from Athboy Community School with teachers Mr. Magner and Ms Byrne went to Kippure House Estate near Blessington in Co. Wicklow for a river field study on Thursday April 27th.

The purpose of the field trip was to investigate the impact of the processes of erosion on the formation of a River Cliff on the Upper River Liffey and Ashdown Brook.

In beautiful weather the group had an enjoyable, action-packed day gathering data in the Liffey. With the aid of the park rangers each student measured River Velocity and classed the river flow using Berg’s Classification. Next the students did a River Channel Cross Section to see the effects of erosion on the shape of the river. They recorded the gradient of the river itself and used clinometers to carry out a valley profile.

The group did a bedload analysis to see the impact of the processes of attrition on the material being eroded, carried and deposited by the river. They also observed features of erosion such as a meander and rapids as well as the river cliff. The students also did field sketches at both sites to take note of the features, conditions and processes evident.

The students are now producing a report on the field trip which is worth 20% of their Leaving Certificate Geography examination.

 

Athboy C.S. Geography students pictured on a Field Trip to Kippure House Estate and the River Liffey. From left: Ben Lynch, Niall Finegan, Cian Farrelly, Shannon O’Reilly, Laura Cassidy, Shauna O’Reilly, Daniel Pyke, Evan Oakes, Daniel Allen, Daniel Molloy, Darragh Doherty, Ciara Houlihan, Olivia Connolly, Daphne Walsh.

Athboy C.S. Geography students pictured on a Field Trip to Kippure House Estate and the River Liffey. From left: Ben Lynch, Niall Finegan, Cian Farrelly, Shannon O’Reilly, Laura Cassidy, Shauna O’Reilly, Daniel Pyke, Evan Oakes, Daniel Allen, Daniel Molloy, Darragh Doherty, Ciara Houlihan, Olivia Connolly, Daphne Walsh.

 

 

Athboy C.S. Geography students pictured on a Field Trip to Kippure House Estate and the River Liffey. From left: James O’Shea, Erica Murray, Zoe Canavan, Adam Reilly, KJeri Kerrane, Keith Hennessy, Steffi McNeice, Armand Mola, Millie Handley, Thomas Griffin, Kevin Morari, Autin Casserly, Owen O’Reilly, Dylan Fitzpatrick.

Athboy C.S. Geography students pictured on a Field Trip to Kippure House Estate and the River Liffey. From left: James O’Shea, Erica Murray, Zoe Canavan, Adam Reilly, Keri Kerrane, Keith Hennessy, Steffi McNeice, Armand Mola, Millie Handley, Thomas Griffin, Kevin Morari, Austin Casserly, Owen O’Reilly, Dylan Fitzpatrick.

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