Tír Chonaill Stone Festival, Donegal

Follow the story of a Donegal Stone Festival, Tír Chonaill.

Tír Chonaill Stone Festival is an independent, community festival. A living heritage event, we run workshops in dry stone walling, stone carving and art, with demonstrations and talks from a wide variety of wonderful people. Originally inspired by attending Féile na gCloch, the event brings folk from all walks of life and nationalities together. In partnership with the Mountcharles Heritage and Walking group we are rebuilding a 600m long Famine Wall on an ongoing basis, using some recycled stone and with the help of many hands. Local tours form part of the festival, as well as the renowned song and craic by evening.

Féile na gCloch, the festival of stones, unfurls virtually in 2020 on the 18th and 19th September. 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.

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