In Depth


How do we know the north of the island was once physically separate from the south? What can our rocks tell us about the climate extremes our landmass was exposed to? How can we tell the age of a rock? Go further


Plants & Animals

How did our plants and animals arrive on the island after the ice age? Which of our native creatures are descended from our arctic past? Why are there so few dinosaur remains in Ireland? Go further



How did our earliest settlers live? How do we know there was no Celtic invasion? How did Christianity influence our landscape? How did Belfast become our most populated city? Go further navigation


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