Two-day (Sat 5 Nov-Sun 6 Nov, 11-16.00) free workshop on dry-stone wall techniques, traditional mix and renders and heritage repair advice
Have you ever thought about restoring an old building, or mending a traditional dry stone wall? Many people have but are not clear on how to approach such heritage builds or how best to solve questions relating to material rules and regulations. Demystifying such processes, join us for this two-day, hands-on workshop with built environment professionals, stonemasons Neil O’Dwyer and David Corrigan (O’Dwyer Masonry) and conservation consultant Caroline Gethings (Anú Heritage).
During this workshop you will learn the basics of dry stone walling, with hands-on training exploring how to maintain and repair your walls. This will be supplemented with tips on traditional lime mortars and renders. Working in this practical manner, Caroline will bring you through the dos and don’ts on starting your conversation project, with clear advice on how to approach projects large and small, with Neil and David providing practical skills on mixes, builds and renders.
Booking and Requirements (what to bring and what is provided):
This workshop is free to attend but space is limited to 15 people.In registering for the event you are committing to taking part on both days, Saturday 5th and Sunday, 6th (11-17.00).
Where will the workshop take place and your health and safety:
To participate in this workshop you need to wear steel toe capped boots and bring your own building gloves and safety glasses. The workshop will take place inside a large warehouse in The Yard, Lower Main St, Aghamore, Kilbeggan, which is across from Kilbeggan Distillery Visitor Centre. Signposts and guides will be present on the day.
The warehouse is open plan with no heating, so we recommend warm clothing and hat, as there will be a certain amount of standing around (chairs and tables will also be provided). We also recommend not to wear loose fitting clothes, watches or jewellery and to bring a notebook, pen and/or pencil for taking notes.
What refreshments are provided:
Teas, coffees, water and snacks on both days will be provided. Lunch will not be provided but there are a number of small restaurants and take-aways in Kilbeggan, where you can get food. We also recommend bringing a packed lunch.
All materials provided. This is a free workshop but spaces limited to 15 persons.
Registration therefore required via Eventbrite.