By Geraldine Collins on May 18, 2017.   No Comments

Geography Field Trip to Killarney National Park an outstanding success

The Geography Department held their Field trip to Killarney National Park recently with Fifth year students, fulfilling syllabus project requirements.

Students and staff donned their  ‘wellies’ and completed water analysis testing, measuring, and rock formation appraisal, finding a stone of major geomorphic significance in the process, which is now being examined by Killarney National Park staff.  This educational trip was  co-ordinated by Ms. Stoker, and Ms. Murphy, Geography Dept.

Students enjoyed a day away from the classroom, despite the cold water of the lakes, and rough mountain rocky terrain, all deemed it a ‘great day’.  Much was accomplished in a ‘learning by doing’ environment.  Theory was supplemented by the reality of geographical magnificence in all it’s Spring glory in Killarney.

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Rock formation was part of the study taken out by Ashton students on their recent Geography trip.


Students wading through water to take samples and measure distances.


Checking the shoreline on a clear day!

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Students at Torc Waterfall in Killarney.

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Exploring the natural forestry of Killarney National Park.

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L-R: Maitiu McCarthy, Ms. Aisling Murphy, Ms. Maria Stoker, and John Hyde.