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On Monday September 30th our 6th Year Geography students made the journey to Kippure, Co. Wicklow, in order to carry out their Field Study, which makes up 20% of their Leaving Cert grade. The girls set out in order to investigate the geomorphic processes involved in the formation of a meander. This study required them to don their wellies and waders, to measure, observe and calculate the processes of transportation and deposition in the River Liffey.

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All students got hands-on geographer experience throughout the day. Despite the difficult terrain and weather conditions the girls tackled the study with great gusto. We would like to extend our thanks to the staff of Kippure Lodge for facilitating this study and for enabling them to develop the practical skills that will assist their theoretical knowledge of their course.