November 6, 2019

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...

July 17, 2019

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...

July 13, 2019

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

July 6, 2019

We are delighted to launch our DSWAI Dry Stone Walls of Ireland postcards.

These cards highlight some of the wonderful variations in dry stone wall types around the country.

Pack of 5 cards just €6 including shipping from our website shop

March 29, 2019

This is an important request for action by you, which will take just a few minutes of your time. Please read on. 

The Dept of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has started planning for a new National Heritage Plan for the period 2021-30.

The plan will recognise the vital role that our natural and built heritage plays in our community, our economy and our society.

It will be a framework to guide and inform the heritage sector over the next decade.

The plan will be designed to protect our he...

February 25, 2019

Thank you to all our members how made it to Uisneach for our first members weekend of the year. The members weekend if a mixture of wall building and discussions that give the membership the opportunity to get together and not only shape the dry stone landscape, but also help shape the future of the association.  

The event was entirely FREE of charge for all members to encourage participation and as an added  benefit of being a member.

We look forward to hosting more of these ev...

January 30, 2019

‘Stories from the Landscape’ 2018 – are 2 short documentaries produced to mark European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. Both films were shot in Ireland and Austria and tell stories of our shared European heritage. The films were made in partnership with Galway County Council and Clare County Council and were supported by The Heritage Council. Both films were directed by Paul Murphy for Galway Film Centre.

The Stone Hut, is a nice short film about the Stein & Wein festival 2018 and the special...

January 23, 2019

We are delighted to bring you further details of our members weekend coming up next month.

This event is FREE to all members, we just ask that you RSVP to let us know that you will be attending. Lunches are included. Full details of the event below.We invite everyone with an interest in the association and the craft to attend. We are eager to hear from you the membership of your vision of the association and we look forward to your input. For those of you who have lapsed memberships or have ye...

November 16, 2018

The Annual General Meeting of The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland will take place on Saturday 8th December 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone from 11am to 1pm.  

Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible as admin  need to know numbers well in advance in order to change to a larger room if required. 

Members please note:

Last call for new appointments to the Board of Directors:
The DSWAI is seeking to expand membership of its Board of Directors. The deadline...

October 24, 2017

We are delighted to announce that the much loved DSWAI members forum is back. 

The DSWAI members forum is the online extension of the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland's dry stone community. We welcome anyone who has an interest in our amazing dry stone heritage, from anywhere in the world.

All members are welcome and encouraged to engage and interact in this forum and in the process strengthen and expand our stone community. The forum will allow members to interact, network, discuss and po...

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