The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland

the traditional craft of stone construction

Promoting an awareness of the craft of dry stone building in Ireland.

 Contact us

email:

info@dswai.ie

post:

Rose Cottage, Templemore Road, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.

mobile: 0872689419

Chairman: Sunny Wieler (0876474355) 

Secretary: Ken Curran (0872689419)

website:

www.dswai.ie

Latest Activity

paul cunningham and Pa Hornibrook are now friends
13 hours ago
mal posted a video

Limestone cutting the old way demonstrated

Eric & Ian Smith from Allendale / Port MacDonnell got out their old saws and show us how limestone blocks were cut out of the ground in the 1950`s before mec...
22 hours ago
Rainer Vogler posted a blog post
yesterday
Mark Jonson is now a member of The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland
Tuesday
Eddie Farrelly liked Sunny Wieler's photo
Sunday
Eddie Farrelly liked Sunny Wieler's video
Sunday
Eddie Farrelly liked Rainer Vogler's blog post Personal report Inis Oirr & DSW Workshop
Sunday
Eddie Farrelly liked matthew ind's photo
Sunday
Eddie Farrelly liked george gunn's photo
Sunday
Eddie Farrelly is attending helmut schieder's event
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Stein-wein-garten at langenlois/ austria/kamptal

June 8, 2015 at 8pm to June 13, 2015 at 4am
Sunday
Eddie Farrelly liked John O' Regan's profile
Sunday
jamie sykes-sullivan posted photos
Oct 22
Patrick McAfee is attending helmut schieder's event
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Stein-wein-garten at langenlois/ austria/kamptal

June 8, 2015 at 8pm to June 13, 2015 at 4am
Oct 21
David Wilson is now a member of The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland
Oct 19
helmut schieder liked george gunn's photo
Oct 14
Nick Aitken replied to gerard murray's discussion Dry stone walls around the Baltic Sea
Oct 14
 

SOME HELPFUL DSWAI DEFINITIONS

Dry Stone (drr- eye, ss-t-own)  - building term meaning without the use of mortar i.e. using one single material in construction, namely stone OR where stones are combined in such a way as they gain their structural integrity from their connection to each other and without recourse to any other agent such as mortar.

 

 

 

 

Dry Stone Wall (drr-eye, ss-t-own, w-awl) –  refers to a wall constructed using only stone and without any mortar or supporting secondary material such cement or a block work wall background.

 

Events

June 8

Monday

Blog Posts

Europe's Field Boundaries by Georg Muller

Posted by Patrick McAfee on January 8, 2014 at 20:02 3 Comments

Georg Muller has written a most wonderful new book called 'Europe's Field Boundaries in 2 volumes. Georg basically spent the last 30 years traveling around Europe surveying dry stone walls, hedged banks etc in most European countries (Ireland,…

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The Dry Stone Wall Association is a non-profit organisation. All donations are very welcome and will go directly to helping preserve and promote the age old craft of dry stone construction in Ireland

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