Connemara is slipping into the sea says geologist


Evidence shows that top tourist spot Connemara, in County Galway, is “slowly drowning” and slipping into the sea, according to an expert.

Southern Ireland’s crust is being levered downwards by “isostatic rebound,” where land mass that was depressed by the huge weight of ice sheets during the last glacial period rises, the Connacht Tribune reported.  This means that northern parts of Ireland are rising while southern areas, such as Connemara, are going down.

Welsh-based geologist Jonathon Wilkins came up with his findings while investigating the South Connemara coastline while on vacation in Connemara.

Source: Connemara is slipping into the sea says geologist

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