Dry Stone Farm Wall Workshop – Sligo (May)

1-Day practical course in conjunction with the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland (DSWAI). Learn how to build, maintain, and repair dry stone walls.

Date: 4th of May 2019

Address: Streedagh Gate Lodge, Grange, County Sligo

Senior Tutor: Michael Fearnhead (contact 087 3391815)

Additional Tutors: Ronan Crehan and Sam Bainbridge, and others TBC.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate (all welcome)

Duration: 1 day

Time: 9.15am to 5pm

Cost: €75 (Full cost = €97 less 25% Skillnet funding if eligible which leaves the cost at €75pp payable directly to NOTS)

NOTS provide 25% funding for this course for employees or self-employed participants residing in Republic of Ireland. 

Course Content:

  • Learn the basic skills of dry stone walling.
  • Promoting an awareness of the craft of dry stone building in Ireland.
  • Hands on training oh how to maintain and repair your walls.
  • The benefits of walls on the farm.
  • Information on grants for walls.
  • Dry stonewall built on a radius free Hand.  

Included: Lunch, teas/coffees, and 1 year free membership of DSWAI (see benefits of DSWAI membership below)

Number of places20 (max, filled on a first come first served basis)

PLEASE INDICATE IN THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FIELD IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENT SUCH AS VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN. Alternatively you can contact Karl on 086 3891050 if you have any special dietary requirements.

NOTE: Bring sturdy, safe shoes and outdoor clothing to protect you from rain and cold.  Safety gloves will be provided.


‘By becoming a member of the D.S.W.A.I you are supporting the preservation and promotion of Ireland’s dry stone heritage. You can be an advocate for the ancient craft of dry stone walls & play a part in the stone community in Ireland. Members can help us by raising issues about dry stone walls in their area. Together we can help secure the future of dry stone walls and the craft in general within Ireland. Our  members come from a diverse range of backgrounds including farming, heritage, arts, architecture, landscape contractors, landscape architecture, planning, professional wallers and interested individuals. Through our online forum members can share and converse with like-minded individuals.

Other benefits of being a member

  • Copy of our magazine/newsletter.
  • Invitation to certain DSWAI events.
  • Full access to our online forum.
  • Discounts on DSWAI merchandise
  • Discounts on our publications and seminars


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