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)

Treasurer:  Louise Price   (0873223965)

website:

www.dswai.ie

Latest Activity

martin concannon is attending george gunn's event
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Northstone 58 ° Stonefest at Thurso, Caithness, Scotland

August 12, 2016 at 6pm to August 14, 2016 at 7pm
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Daphne Levinge Shackleton is now a member of The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland
Tuesday
Eddie Farrelly liked Bernhard Freissl's photo
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Eddie Farrelly liked Bernhard Freissl's photo
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Bernhard Freissl liked Bernhard Freissl's profile
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Nick Aitken liked helmut schieder's photo
Jun 13
mal posted a video

Corbelled Dome Construction

European WorkShop: Dry Stone Walling Corbelled Domes. Kragkuppelbauten Gartenbauschule Langenlois, Austria 20 - 24 April 2016 Movie: Renate Löbbecke
Jun 10
mal posted a video

working the 2nd suface of a rough block

This short clip shows the basic principles of stone cutting. Here is a demonstration and the steps taken to work the 2nd flat surface of a rough block. using...
Jun 8
Michael J Fearnhead liked Ken Curran's photo
Jun 6
mal posted a video

Bath College Stonemasonry Task. Working a Flat Surface

This short clip shows the basic principles of stone cutting. Here is a demonstration and the steps taken to work the 1st flat surface of a rough block. This ...
Jun 5
helmut schieder liked Eddie Farrelly's photo
Jun 5
michael carty posted photos
Jun 4
 

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

August 12

Friday

Blog Posts

2015 Tír Chonaill Stone Festival – Glencolmcille

Posted by louise price on July 14, 2015 at 16:26 0 Comments

We pulled off a mighty celebration for stone lovers in Glencolmcille 19th-21st June…

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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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