SUMMER PROGRAMME 2019 Tuesday 21st May  (Joint with BNFC). TRIASSIC SEDIMENTS AND PALAEOCENE INTRUSIONS BETWEEN CARRICKFERGUS AND KILROOT. Mike Simms. Meet: 6:30 pm on seaward side of railway near southernmost point of Boneybefore Road, on the north shore of Belfast Lough between Carrickfergus and Kilroot.  Park in Boneybefore Road. A small tunnel, with a stream, provides access under the railway to the shore beyond. It would be feasible to use the 17.55 Larne train from Lanyon Place which stops at Downshire Halt at 18.22 and walk east along the Larne Road to Boneybefore. Satnav: 54°43'19.6"N   5°47'03.9"W  Grid ref: J 428 883 Saturday 25th May  (Joint with OUGS). BELSHAWS QUARRY AND LISBURN BUILDING STONES John Belshaw and Ian Forsythe Meet: 11:30 am at Belshaw's Quarry on Benson's Road off the A30 Lisburn-Glenavy Road, about 3 miles from Lisburn. Satnav: 54°32'11.9"N 6°06'06.3"W  Grid ref: J 229 670 Meet:  2:30 pm at gates of Lisburn Cathedral (opposite Linen Centre and Museum) Satnav: 54°30'40.6"N 6°02'33.2"W  Grid ref: J 268 643 Saturday 8th June  (Minibus excursion.) GAME OF THRONES GEOLOGY TOUR - EAST ANTRIM AND NORTH COAST. Meet: 9:30 am at Elmwood Avenue, Belfast. To book a seat, please email belfastgeologists@live.co.uk Bring packed lunch.  Fare £10. Wednesday 12th June GLENOE WATERFALLS AND LIME KILNS. Ian Enlander. Meet: 6:30 pm at NT car park, Waterfall Road, Glenoe, Co. Antrim. Note! ground can be slippery. Suggested route: take the A2 Larne Road east from Carrickfergus and at 2 miles turn left onto the B149 Beltoy Road (opposite the power station, sign "Glenoe").  In Glenoe turn left at the stop sign (very narrow, very sharp!).  Continue up the steep hill and at the top turn right ("Waterfall") and immediately right again ("Welcome to Glenoe").  The NT car park entrance is 0.2 mile on the right. Satnav : 54°48'03.3"N 5°49'58.7"W  Grid ref : J 394 968 Saturday 29th June  (Walk and afternoon tea) NEWCASTLE. Bring portable packed lunch. Meet: 10:00 am at 12 Arches (Slidderyford) car park, on A2 1.5 miles south of Dundrum.  (See later for time). Satnav: 54°14'13.4"N 5°51'40.4"W  Grid ref: J 395 341 Followed by: 3:00 pm afternoon tea at the Enniskeen House Hotel, Bryansford Road. Satnav: 54°13'13.1"N 5°54'35.1"W  Grid ref: J 363 322 Saturday 17th August  (Joint with UAS). SLIEVE GULLION PASSAGE TOMB AND OTHER STONE MONUMENTS Ian Meighan. Meet: 9:00 am at Elmwood Avenue, Belfast (coach) or 10:15 am at Slieve Gullion Forest Park courtyard carpark. To book a seat on UAS coach, please email Ken Pullin of UAS on: ulsterarchaeolsoc@gmail.com or phone: (028) 9064 7307 Satnav: 54°06'58.4"N 6°24'31.4"W  Grid ref: J 041 197 Saturday 7th September  (Joint with BNFC). GEOLOGY AND GEOARCHAEOLOGY OF NE ANTRIM Including a rock identification exercise Ian Meighan Meet: 9:00 am Elmwood Avenue, Belfast or 10:30 am at old lifeboat station, Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush. Note: not a coach trip Satnav: 55°12'40.2"N 6°39'23.5"W  Grid ref: C 856 413 back to top About us Summer prog. Winter prog. Contact us Useful links Home Archive For printable version <click here>