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April 6th - 7th 2019 

The city of Cork is renowned for its magnificent built heritage. However there is little information on the wealth of skills, artistry and tradition that created these buildings. This workshop will demonstrate and celebrate the rich heritage of stone mason skills in Cork City in an interactive and practical manner. It will also give advice on the care and maintenance of these important elements of the fabric of Cork City’s built heritage. The workshop will run by trainers Christian Helling, Julia Gebel, Ken Curran and in association with experts in their field Karl Kennedy, Jim Fahy, Mathew Maw, Victor Franchet and Daniel Henkel. These trainers all have expertise in traditional stonework in Cork city, local sources for stone and quarries, work fashions and styles and stone conservation techniques. Practical demonstration on topics covering lime and hot lime mortar, architectural stone carving, letter cutting, dry stone walling, stone repair and maintenance, installation of cut stone elements and an opportunity to work on a limestone arch construction.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND The workshop is aimed primarily at heritage groups and organisations, members of the public, and property owners. However limited places are available to architects, builders, craftspeople, local authority staff, planners, and other practitioners.


VENUE This 2 day workshop will take place in Bessborough, Mahon, Cork.


FEE THE TOTAL COST FOR THE COURSE IS 2 DAYS: €100 per person. Concessions of €60 for unwaged, OAP etc. 1 DAYS: €50 per person. Concessions of €30 for unwaged, OAP etc.


COURSE BOOKINGS To book a place please log on to For any queries or further information contact Claire Ring at 021 492 4713

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