Category Archives: Feile na gCloch

The John Stevens Shop, Newport, Rhode Island, America

Enjoy a tour of the John Stevens Shop in Newport, Rhode Island, which is one of America’s longest running business’, having opened it’s stone carving doors in 1705. Today the shop is owned and run by Nick Benson, third generation letterer and stone carver. In the past few decades The John Stevens Shop has created some of the finest lettering on America’s national monuments, such as the The World World II Memorial and the Martin Luther King Memorial, both in Washington D.C, along with countless other national memorials and monuments.”

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.

A Scáth a Chéile with Tom Little

Tom Little talks about his craft.

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.

Fernhill Greenway Restoration

Kevin Carrigan takes us through Fernhill Greenway pointing out the stone wall restoration along the greenway.

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.

 

Kilmeague Historic Footpath

Find out about the conservation research, planning and built repair of the Kilmeague Historic Footpath in County Kildare.

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.

Incant’iere on Lake Como, Italy: Walls linking people

Find out about a community of people who take care of the ancient stone terraces on Lake Como who are looking for future prospects and new friends.

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.

Swiss Stone wall for Féile na gCloch

Benjamin Malecki talks about rebuilding stone walls in the Swiss Alps and the inspiration from the Stone walls of the Aran Islands.

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.

Mentoring from DSWAI

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.

Connecting to the Stone Tribe with Sunny Wieler

Artist Sunny Wieler talks about making connections in the stone world through workshops and events, and how that has shaped his work over the years. Sunny is a artist and stone worker based in County Waterford and has been a regular attendee of the Féile na gCloch festival over the past 10 years. Find out more about Sunny Wieler’s work on his website

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 you can engage with the event whenever suits you via the Galway Heritage website.

Dry Stone Walling Sketching Event

As part of Féile na gCloch 2020, why not get involved with the Dry Stone Walling Sketching Event that is organised by the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland.

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.

Miniature Dry Stone Walling Event

Why not have a go at building your own miniature dry stone wall as part of the festival of stones, Féile na gCloch, which is taking place on Inis Oírr, locally, nationally and internationally this year.

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.