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Soil type, soil slope and topsoil depth relationships on a Co. Cavan Drumlin

F. McCabe, J. F. Collins


The soils of a 100 ac (40 ha) drumlin in Co. Cavan were accurately mapped with respect to soil type, soil slope and topsoil depth. The results show that at least 5 contrasting soil Orders/Great Groups occur in close proximity to one another and that representatives of nearly all conventional units of soil slope and soil drainage classes were encountered. The relationships between soil type, soil slope and topsoil depth are discussed and the problem of showing intricate soil patterns on published maps is highlighted.

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