The Drowned Forest

On the North Beach in Bray, there is an extremely interesting area of seashore where ancient tree trunks from the time of the Ice Age can be still be seen today sticking out of the seabed at low tide. These trees are part of a vast prehistoric forest extending beneath the Irish Sea. Such petrified forests are visible along the Welsh and English coasts too. It is believed that when the ice sheets of the last Ice Age melted, around 5500 BC, that the rising seas drowned the forests.

Second class created their own forest from clay, drift wood, seaweed and stones in the Cove, Greystones.