The Flaggy Shore is one of the most northerly parts of County Clare. Only Aughinish Island, across the narrow inlet, is further north. The low sea cliffs on Aughinish Island have formed as a result of coastal erosion. These cliffs are composed of thick layers of sediment that was deposited during the last ice age, over 12000 years ago.
The Flaggy Shore is an ideal place to find clues about where the ancient ice sheets came – and in what direction the glaciers moved. The clues can be be found by looking at the rocks along the shore and identifying the odd one out. Most of the cobbles and boulders along the shore are grey limestone rocks, but some are glacial erratics of other rock types, such as granite or sandstone.
Lokofoto - 12" x 5"
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