Category Archives: Feile na gCloch

The last word from Féile na gCloch 2020

Padraic Powell from Inis Oírr offers an inside looking out perspective on Féile na gCloch.

Féile na gCloch, the festival of stones, unfurls virtually in 2020 on the 18th and 19th September. You can engage with the event whenever suits you via the Galway Heritage website.

 

Further down the road on Inis Oírr

 

“It’s so Easy” performed by MacDara Ó Conaola, traditional and sean-nós singer from Inis Oírr.

Video: JesseJames. Song written and performed by: MacDara Ó Conaola.

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.

The Wall that Eddie Built

The Story of a wall built by Eddie Farrelly in Cavan for Féile na gCloch Virtual 2020.

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.

Stein und Wein

Find out how to get wine from a stone with Stein und Wein Festival in Austria.

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.

OPW Athenry Apprentice

Find out about being an OPW apprentice in Athenry.

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.

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.

Invincible Spirit by Simon Carman

A stop motion video of the carving of racehorse ‘Invincible Spirit’ for the Irish National Stud in Kildare. Carved from a single block of limestone weighing 19 tonnes.

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.

Guédelon, France

In the heart of France, in northern Burgundy, a team of fifty master-builders have taken on an extraordinary challenge: building a castle using medieval techniques and materials.

In a once disused quarry, surrounded by woodland and all the natural materials required for the construction – stone, wood, earth, sand, clay – day after day, in the presence of thousands of visitors, the quarrymen, stonemasons, woodcutters, carpenter-joiners, blacksmiths, tile makers, carters and rope makers are building a castle from scratch.

Inspired by the past, this building site is also of great relevance to the 21st century.

Guédelon is of scientific, historic and educational interest; it is a tourist destination, and, above all, it is a collective venture.

Throughout the seasons, Guédelon’s workers rise to this extraordinary challenge. Visitors from across the globe have witnessed the building of the curtain walls, the Great Hall’s roof timbers, the antechamber and its mural paintings, the castle kitchen and storeroom, the rib-vaulted guardrooms and the crenelated wall-walk, on this, the only construction site of its kind in the world.

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.

The Stone Hut

Watch Stories from the Landscape – The Stone Hut as part of Féile na gCloch Virtual 2020.

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.