Sluggan Bog, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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This page contains the results of your search. It is divided into two sections. The first contains information about any tephra layers present at the site and the second part contains details about the source references and the date and time of the search.

Your search has found 13 Tephra layers at Sluggan Bog

Site Type Area Latitude Longitude Grid reference Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Northern Ireland, County Antrim 54.765°N 6.2931°W J 099921 50
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
41 Sluggan Core A 3.50 Jowsey Corer
Hekla 4 TephraSluggan A, 335-345 3.350 - 3.450*CryptotephraView Data854
42 Sluggan Monolith 8 0.50 Hand dug monolith
SLU-5 Tephra 0.050 - 0.070*CryptotephraView Data1561
Hekla 1510 Tephra 0.080 - 0.100*CryptotephraView Data968
Öræfajökull 1362 TephraSluggen 8, 20-22cm 0.200 - 0.220*CryptotephraView Data854
Hekla 1104 TephraSluggan 8, 30-31 0.300 - 0.310*CryptotephraView Data854
860 AD Layer part A TephraSluggen 8, 36-38cm part B 0.360 - 0.380*CryptotephraView Data854
860 AD Layer part B TephraSluggen 8, 36-38cm part A 0.360 - 0.380*CryptotephraView Data854
64 Sluggan Monolith 10 2.00 Hand dug monolith
Lairg Tephra B 1.340 - 1.350*CryptotephraView Data968
Lairg Tephra A 1.490 - 1.500*CryptotephraView Data968
1174 Sluggan06 n/a Monolith tins
Hekla 1510 TephraQUB461 0.090 - 0.100*Cryptotephra2025
860 AD Layer part B TephraQUB459 0.320 - 0.340*Cryptotephra2025
OMH-185 (Microlite) TephraQUB482 1.170 - 1.190*Cryptotephra2025
Hekla 4 TephraQUB460 1.760 - 1.780*Cryptotephra2025


*Note that the Tephra layer depth of a cryptotephra does not indicate the thickness of the layer, as in a visible tephra tephra layer. The thickness indicates the spread of the tephra shards in the sediment or sometimes the top and bottom depths are the same (i.e. no apparent thickness).

1Correlated tephra name means that the tephra deposit has been correlated with a tephra horizon found at multiple sites (e.g. Hekla 4). Of course, these correlations could be reinterpreted and care needs to be taken.

2Local tephra name is the name given by the researchers for the tephra found at the site, this is often a mixture of a site code/name and the depth of the tephra. Not all tephra layers in Tephrabase have a local name, but more or being added. This is independent of any correlations to other tephra deposits.


The data on this page is from the following source(s). If you use this data please acknowledge the source of the data. The number preceeding each reference matches the Ref number on the data table above.

1561: Hall, V.A. and Pilcher, J.R.  2002  Late-Quaternary Icelandic tephras in Ireland and Great Britain: detection, characterization and usefulness. The Holocene  12, 223-230..

968: Pilcher, J.R., Hall, V.A. and McCormac, F.G.  1996  An outline tephrochronology for the Holocene of the north of Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science  11 (6), 485-494..<485::AID-JQS266>3.0.CO;2-T

854: Pilcher, J.R., Hall, V.A., and McCormac, F.G.  1995  Dates of Holocene Icelandic volcanic eruptions from tephra layers in Irish peats.. The Holocene  5(1), 103-110.

2025: Plunkett, G.  2006  Tephra-linked peat humification records from Irish ombrotrophic bogs question nature of solar forcing at 850 cal. yr RC. Journal of Quaternary Science  21, 9-16.

Data Sources

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This Tephrabase search was made on 22/10/2020 at 11:03:28 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.