Young brothers Tiernan and Niels learn the principles of dry stone walling, and the importance of preparing a site, while working with their uncle Tom. Tom Pollard is a dry stone waller and conservation stonemason, twenty years in the business and based in Tipperary. He is a wall instructor at Féile na gCloch.
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.