DSWAI supports the West Cork Stone Symposium

The DSWAI was delighted to lend its support to the first ever West Cork Stone Symposium. Held in the village of Ahakista on the Sheep’s Head peninsula in west Cork from the 24th-26th of March. Over three days of unbroken sunshine, the peninsula and nearby islands became home to a number of dry stone walling and stone carving workshops, a photography course, walks and exhibitions, as well as a number of talks relating to Ireland's stone heritage, including a talk by DSWAI Chairman Sunny Wieler on the dry stone walls of west Cork. The weekend proved to be a huge success with all workshops filled to capacity we people traveling from as far away as Canada, Germany and the UK to attend. Over the

The DSWAI's first of a series of farm wall workshops deemed a big success.

Last month the DSWAI teamed up with National Organic Training Skillnet to run a number of 1 day workshops for farmers, to encourage & give hands on practical advice on how to maintain, repair & build dry stone walls. The first of these was last weekend (April 1st) at Mc Evoy’s Quarry, Ballyknockan, Co.Wicklow. The workshop was a sellout with with participants rebuilding a section of farm wall using local granite. Similar workshops have been organised in Sligo, Donegal and Tipperary over coming weeks. Spaces are filling up quick so be sure to book your place soon if you are interested in attending. Details of these workshops below. April 8th – Cawley's Hotel,Tubbercurry, Co.Sligo. WORKSHOP FU

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