Find out about mentoring from the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland. This short film involved members of the local communities of Moycullen and Oughterard, Connemara, County Galway. They include, a dry stone waller and DSWAI tutor who has been teaching two young local men the basics of dry stone walling during July and August this year. This was a pilot skills development program organised between DSWAI and Ability West/Forum Connemara. During this process of learning the basics of dry stone walling both young people have gained much confidence and taken to the craft with enthusiasm. As part of demonstrating the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Dry Stone in Ireland the film shows the transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next through these workshops.
Féile na gCloch, the festival of stones, unfurls virtually in 2020 on the 18th and 19th September. On both days at 1pm you can follow the event on Facebook. Or engage with the event whenever suits you via the Galway Heritage website.
Féile na gCloch, festival of stones, is an annual event on Inis Oírr that takes place every September. It brings together practitioners in stone walling, stone carving and letter carving from around the world to celebrate the heritage of the stones of the Aran Islands. In 2017, a new workshop was introduced, to reflect on the role that drawing and sketching plays in each of these traditions.