Dry Stone Farm Wall Workshop – Leitrim

 

Working in conjunction with the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland (DSWAI), NOTS are hosting a Dry Stone Wall workshop in Leitrim on April 6th 2019. This 1-Day course gives hands-on practical advice on how to build, maintain, and repair dry stone walls.

 

Date: 6th of April 2019

Address: Cornacloy, Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim, F91DA36

Course Features / Topics:

  • Learn the basic skills of dry stone walling
  • Promoting an awareness of the craft of dry stone building in Ireland
  • Hands on training on how to maintain and repair your walls
  • The environmental benefits of walls on the farm
  • Information on grants for walls
  • How to face the stone
  • Retaining and double sided walls

Senior Tutor: Michael Fearnhead (contact 087 3391815)

Level: Beginner/Intermediate (all are welcome)

Duration: 1 day

Time: 9.15am to 5pm

Cost: €75

NOTS provide 25% funding for this course for employees or self-employed participants residing in the Republic of Ireland. Full cost of the course is €97 less 25% Skillnet funding if eligible which leaves the cost at €75pp payable directly to NOTS.

Included: lunches, teas/coffees. A year free membership of DSWAI is included in fees (see benefits of DSWAI membership below)

Number of places:

Please note this course can only hold 20 (max). Places will be limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served bases. Places will only be guaranteed through NOTS once payment in full has been received.

PLEASE INDICATE IN THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FIELD IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS. Alternatively, contact Karl on 086 3891050.

NOTE: Be sure to bring sturdy shoes and outdoor clothing to protect you from rain and cold.  Safety gloves will be provided.

A short presentation will be given on the day covering dry stone walling history and techniques.  

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP OF DSWAI

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 DSWAImember:

  • 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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