See also:born in
See also:Dublin in 1822 . He was educated at
See also:Weymouth and at Trinity
See also:College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1846; and two years later he entered
See also:holy orders . For a
See also:year he was curate of All
See also:Saints, Northampton; from 1849 to 1857 he was rector of Shangton in
See also:Leicestershire; and then for four years he was curate of
See also:Waltham-on-the-Wolds . In 1861, on the
See also:death of his
See also:father, he returned to Dublin, and while giving his services to various churches in the city, devoted himself almost wholly to
See also:literary and scientific pursuits, and especially to the glacial geology of
See also:Ireland, on which subject he became an acknowledged authority . His paper, read before the
See also:Geological Society of Ireland in 1866, on the " General Glaciation of Ireland " is a masterly description of the effects of glaciation, and of the evidence in favour of the
See also:action of
See also:land-ice . Later on he discussed the 'origin of J the elevated
See also:shell-bearing gravels near Dublin, and expressed the view that they were accumulated by floating ice when the land had undergone submergence . He was for a
See also:time treasurer of the Royal Irish Academy, an active member of the Royal Dublin Society, and
See also:president in 1878 of the Royal Geological Society of Ireland . Astronomy and physics, as well as the
See also:ancient language and antiquities of Ireland, •attracted his
See also:attention . He died in Dublin on the 12th of
See also:September 1903 . The obituary by Prof . G . A .
See also:Cole in Irish Naturalist, vol. xii . (1903) pp . 301-306, contains a
See also:list of publications and portrait .
CLOSE (from Lat. clausum, shut)
CLOSURE (Fr. clooture)
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