The walls of the Granite Village

Stone Mason Eddie Farrelly goes for a walk along a Dry Stone Wall in Ballknockan with local Quarry Man and stone mason John McEvoy.

Learn about the traditional dry stone walling practices around the Granite Village and hear some local stories about how the walls were built and used.

Féile na gCloch, the festival of stones, unfurls virtually in 2021 on the 2nd October. 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. 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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