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Limits of Midlandian glaciation in south‐eastern Ireland

Susan Hegarty


The Southern Irish End Moraine (SEEM) was, for many years, an accepted feature of the geomorphological assemblage of Ireland. This is despite the lack of mapping of the 'End Moraine' over large areas. This paper presents evidence from county Kilkenny, an area that the SEEM cuts across from east to west. It attempts to trace this feature on the landscape through mapping using both field observations and a detailed digital elevation model. Where possible, it also looks at the sedimentology of the feature Charlesworth (1928) originally described. Following detailed mapping, no evidence for this feature on the landscape is found. Evidence for the reinterpretation of some of the features that formed part of the original 'SEEM' is also presented.

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