back to top About us Summer prog. Winter prog. Contact us Useful links Home ......LATEST NEWS...... ROCKS AND DEPOSITS OF KILLARD POINT AND STRANGFORD. Leaders: Alastair Ruffell (QUB) and Mark Cooper (GSNI) Belfast Geologists’ Excursion 30th September, 2017. Joint with the Geological Society NI Regional Group Meet 10am in the layby parking (J59936 44021) between Ballyhornan and Kilclief. There is a gentle walk of 1.5 miles south to Ballyhornan Bay to examine the rocks and deposits, including Silurian, folded and faulted, greywacke sandstone and mudstones, and glacial and postglacial gravel, sands and muds. We will leave Killard around 1pm and drive to Strangford for lunch, bring your own or go to any of the local places to eat. We intend getting the Portaferry ferry at 2.15; either as foot passenger (£2) or by car (£8) if you wish to drive home via the Ards. In Portaferry we will walk to the Portico for 2.45 to look at the natural history gallery, hear a short talk from Prof Neil McClure about the restoration, including the use of Scrabo and Penrith stones, and if lucky hear the new organ. The trip ends at this point.  Bring appropriate footwear and outdoors clothing. Meeting point layby north of Ballyhornan at J59936 44021. Satnav N54 19 11.55 W5 32 33.94.