Fenit - A Fossil Walk

Fenit, County Kerry

Fenit within (the island) and Fenit without (the peninsular village area) are underlain by Waulsortian Limestones. This generally pale-grey limestone was formed during the
Carboniferous Period approximately 350 million years ago. Today millions of years later the rocks provide us with insights into the many creatures that lived in Ireland all those years ago.

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Fenit Fossil Walk was created as a submission for ‘Know Your 5K’ an initiative of the Irish Heritage Council and National Museum of Ireland. Thanks also to the Irish Heritage School for the 2021 public workshop series ‘Know Your Locality’.

Images: Trisha O’Halloran

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