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Féile na gCloch Inis Oírr 2019

The Irish Stone Workers Alliance is pleased to support and promote the Feile na gCloch Inis Oirr 2019 Festival in Galway featuring our very own Eddie Farrelly.

Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd September 2019
Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, County Galway

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Who Should Attend?
Stone Wallers, Farmers, Property Owners, Architects, Builders, Artists, Craftspeople, Archaeologists, Local Authority Staff, Rural Social Scheme Participants, ITB Employees, Local History Enthusiasts, REPS / AEOS Planners and anybody with an interest in building dry stone walls, carving, lettering and sketching.

More about Eddie Farrelly.

Eddie Farrelly is a traditional dry stone waller/stone mason from Co Cavan, now based in Dublin. He has extensive experience in working with traditional lime mortars, earth mortars and cob walling.

The scenic beauty of the well maintained dry stone farm walls and stone buildings which enhanced his childhood landscape instilled in him a passion for the promotion, protection and conservation of Ireland’s dry stone heritage. He believes that the ancestral traditions of the artisans of our dry stone heritage deserve to be respected. It gives him particular pleasure to teach the skills of traditional dry stone construction so that the craft may be continued into the future. He attributes most of his learned skills to his inspirational mentor, Master Stone Mason and Author, Patrick McAfee.
Eddie is the only person from Ulster to be conferred with BSc in Applied Conservation Skills from Waterford I.T. and he holds a National Crafts Certificate in Metal Fabrication from Dublin I.T.
He is a Director of recently formed The Irish Stone Workers Alliance, a member of Building Limes Forum Ireland