The first Webinar in the series, 'Our Limestone Landscapes' will have Dr Kirstin Lemon, Scientific Adviser for the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark talk about 'Landscape, limestone and livelihoods of the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark'
Located in Counties Cavan and Fermanagh, the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark was the world’s first cross-border Geopark back in 2008. Counties Cavan and Fermanagh have a shared geological heritage both above and below ground with many cave and karst features starting on one side of the border and continuing across to the other. The many sites found within the Geopark are celebrated because of their internationally important geology, but many of them are just as famous because of their archaeology, biodiversity, or historical significance. The talk will explore some of these sites such as Killykeegan Nature Reserve and Cavan Burren Park and outline how the geology has influenced not just the heritage of the area, but also how it has inspired and empowered the people that live and work there.