Fossils from the Castlecomer Plateau
A Kilkenny Science Festival Event
Date: Saturday 14th November 2020
Format: online via. Zoom platform (link will be emailed in advance to those registered)
Free but registration required: Here
320,000,000! Did you know significant 320-million-year-old fossils were discovered in the coal mines of North Kilkenny?
Castlecomer Discovery Park’s Education Officer, Nichola Salmon, will tell the story of how these rare fossils were discovered and why they were the most significant find at the time. These were fossils of the first amphibian creatures ever to walk on dry land, resembling dragonflies, snakes and crocodiles. They created great excitement in the natural science community in the 1860s.
This talk is aimed at those with a general interest in what lies beneath including students, teachers and parents!