Every year, the Gallery—together with dozens of museums, galleries, libraries and cultural organisations all over the island of Ireland—encourages people to get drawing with a jam-packed day of free events for people of all ages.
Join us on Saturday 16 May 2020 for National Drawing Day!
Every year, the National Gallery of Ireland—together with dozens of museums, galleries, libraries and cultural organisations all over the island of Ireland—encourages people to get drawing with a jam-packed day of free events for people of all ages.
The DSWAI is delight to get involved this year and we thought why not get creative and at the same time showcase the beauty of Ireland's Dry Stone Walls and buildings.
The DIGITAL ICH Observatory is conducting a survey on Inventories & Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). With this survey we intend to study the practices and opinions of users of ICH inventories.
The survey refers to the different domains of ICH - oral expressions (legends, folk tales, traditional songs ...); arts and crafts; social practices, celebrations and rituals; performing arts (popular theatre, traditional dance...) and knowledge and practices related to nature an...
In light of the unfolding situation with the COVID – 19 virus and the governments restrictions being put in place manage the situation, the DSWAI Board of Management have made the decision to suspend all DSWAI workshop activities until June.
DSWAI workshops are a fun and rewarding learning and teaching experience for tutors and course participants alike and we are very disappointed to be suspending them.
However, it is only right we take appropriate action to protect our members, v...
As you will know, we are moving to a single renewal date for all members in 2020. Membership renewals are now due on or before 1st of March every year.(members who renewed or signed up after October 2019 do not need to renew until March 1st 2021)
We would ask members to please consider helping reduce our volunteers workload by subscribing for auto renew. All Auto Renew subscribers will receive a free small gift as our way of saying...
DSWAI are delighted to be collaborating with UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology & Material Culture (CEMAC) on part of the experimental reconstruction of a Bronze Age house at the CEMAC complex this November.
Between the 15th & 17th November UCD students and IAI members will assemble the dry stone penannular base to a model Bronze Age house under the tuition of members of the DSWAI.
The project is funded by CEMAC sponsored by IAI and is open to 10 UCD students (in any discipline) on an appl...
In January 2018 The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland submitted an application to the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht to have Dry Stone building added to the list of activities that are part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ireland.
On Wednesday 11th July 2019 we received news from the Department that the Minister had approved our application that day.
Thursday 18th July 2019 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announces the approval of the DSWAI applicati...
Building dry stone walls. A nice little video of one of our recent farm wall workshops on Clare Island, Co. Mayo, with voice over of DSWAI instructor Rónán Crehan. Thanks to Malachy Mangan for putting the video together. These farm wall workshops are run in conjunction with National Organic Training Skillnet. find out more on our website www.dswai.ie/training