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)
Treasurer: Louise Price (0873223965)
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.
Northstone 58 ° Stonefest The Scottish International Drystone Festival. August 12, 13, 14, 2016 The world’s most Northerly Drystone Walling Festival is planned for August in Caithness , Scotland. The…8 Comments 3 Likes
Dear members, The date for the 2016 DSWAI AGM will be Saturday 20th August. The meeting will be held in the same venue as last year The Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone. Meeting times and details will be…0 Comments 1 Like
Feile na gCloch won first prize in the tourism category of Excellence in Local Government Awards 2014 in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin Thursday night last week.
The award (glass crystal bowl) was accepted by Marie Mannion, Heritage…Continue
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,…Continue