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DRAWstonewalls Winners Announced 2021

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2021 #DRAWstonewalls international sketch event celebrating dry stone walls. Here are the winners for the #DRAWstonewalls 2021 competition.

These six pieces were created:sketched:stitched:painted by Sinead Lawson @airyfairyletters and were inspired by the Dry Stone Walls of the Dingle Peninsula in the County Kerry. Sinead is the overall winner of the DRAWstonewalls competition and wins an event-only ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022 that will take place on Inis Oírr in the autumn of that year.

Sinead Lawson

The award for best pencil sketch goes to Guadalupe for this fine piece of detail


Vourneen Taylor wins the category for best study of a specific wall with this water colour

Vourneen Taylor

John Digney receives a commendation for his triptych bringing awareness to the beauty and significance of dry stone walls.

John Digney

Peter Black’s evocation of the shipwreck on Inis Oírr wins the prize for capturing the life and culture of the smallest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

Peter Black

DRAWstonewalls 2021

Here are the entries for the #DRAWstonewalls event and competition.

These six pieces were created:sketched:stitched:painted by Sinead Lawson @airyfairyletters and were inspired by the Dry Stone Walls of the Dingle Peninsula in the County Kerry.

From all over the world people of all ages got creative and got involved in the #DRAWstonewalls event and competition. They drew, painted, cartooned, sketched, stitched their local dry stone walls. Some sketched a scene from Inis Oírr or memory of Féile na gCloch and others checked out some of the myths and memories on www.zibaldoneproject.com for inspiration.

Betty Byrne
Caitriona S
Grainne M

Shared memories of the beauty of Inis Oirr’s dry stone walls and landscapes in this international competition that was open to all ages. 

Alice Campbell
James M
Kate Kavanagh
Olly Blake

Ian C
Pat McA

Marie Helene BD
Michael Clancy
Mary O’C
James Moore

We also had three great images from John Digney on Instragram #Féilenagloch

Féile na gCloch, Inis Óirr, Virtual 2021

Féile na gCloch, Inis Óirr, Virtual 2021.

A celebration of all aspects of stone craft from stone wall building to lettering and carving; paving, using hot limes and sketching and more.

​This year’s Féile na gCloch festival will be online, and will have lots of great activities to explore and to get involved in. The Festival takes place on Saturday 2nd October, but because it’s virtual, you can enjoy all the content at your leisure.​

There will be lots of great films and videos to watch, many of which were created especially for the event.

Immerse yourself in stone carving, dry stone walling, paving, letter carving, restoration sketching and mosaic. 

Enjoy a virtual exploration of the Island. 

​Or enter one of the competitions and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. More information on the competitions below. 

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In collaboration with Dublin Sketchers, JesseJames from the Zibaldone Project are hosting an online sketching event and competition. 

The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland is delighted to support the Féile na gCloch festival by once again running a miniature dry stone wall building competition. Pick up some tips on how to build miniature dry stone walls

Closing date for entries is Sunday 10th of October

Prizes include: Event only ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022, Stone Tool vouchers, Festival Tshirts & Hoddies and more.