The various phases of glaciation in Ireland are briefly reviewed and reference made to some characteristics of ice sheets. The mechanism of glacial transport and deposition of debris is described as well as some of the structures and features commonly associated with glacial deposits. Classification of the various types of till encountered in Ireland is attempted and results given of test results of the engineering properties of till. Some common practical problems arising from the use of till in roadworks and earthworks are discussed. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    An Foras Forbartha

    St Martin's House, Waterloo Road
    Dublin 4,   Ireland 
  • Authors:
    • Hanrahan, E T
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: An Foras Forbartha
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RC 164 Monograph
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM