the traditional craft of stone construction
Promoting an awareness of the craft of dry stone building in Ireland.
Rose Cottage, Templemore Road, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
Chairman: Sunny Wieler (0876474355)
Secretary: Ken Curran (0872689419)
Calling all dry stone wallers!
A leading stone supplier based in the midlands has contacted the association in the hope of finding some dry stone wallers to construct some display features to advertise their products. This is a chance for skilled 'dry' stone wallers to showcase what they can do. The stone supplier has asked us to mention that they are willing to agree a suitable daily rate with wallers for their work. This project is ready to go! If you are a competent dry stone waller and would like an opportunity to have a feature of your choice built in a stone type of your choosing then please contact the association here supplying a short resume with images. NOTE: This is a 'dry' stone project. Images of your work and an assurance that you are a capable dry stone builder will be essential in order to recommend you to the client and pass on your contact details In case you have any queries feel free to contact DSWAI at email@example.com or here on the website We look forward to hearing from you!
The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland (DSWAI) was founded in 2009.
We are a non-profit organisation which is run entirely by volunteers. The current committee is mixture of professional stonemasons and those with an interest/background in the area.
In the D.S.W.A.I. our aim is create an awareness of the need for preserving the craft of 'dry' stone building in Ireland.
In doing so the association hopes to advance the education of the public and professionals in the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the craft of building with stone, particularly the craft of ‘dry’ stone construction (i.e. without the use of mortars).
One of our goals is the formation and growth of a community of members (both amateur and professional), which involves itself in dry stone projects.
Hopefully, on this website a space is provided for ideas to be expressed in an inclusive way, that also assists in the conservation and resurgence of the craft.
That is why your input and participation is vital to the group and we appreciate all feedback from members and the public be it positive or negative.
With these aims in mind the D.S.W.A.I. intends to promote the study and appreciation of dry stone construction by means of lectures, discussions, exhibitions, workshops, training and certification programs.
Our mission states:
That we aim to promote dry stone construction in Ireland and to spread the word to a wider audience of the importance of dry stone structures to our heritage. We aim to run a series of workshops throughout the year. The D.S.W.A.I. aspires to become a community of people interested in the construction and conservation of dry stone structures. Hopefully the website will provide a space where ideas and problems can be shared while being inclusive of all people interested in dry stone buildings and encouraging and assisting in the conservation and resurgence of this age old craft.
Please feel free to contact us with any queries regarding dry stone construction or the association in general. Our contact details can be found here on the main page.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Our constitution and mission statements can be seen below: