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Set in Stone workshop, Cork, Ireland 6-7 April

Saturday 6th April 2019 to Sunday 7th April 2019
Add to Calendar 06-04-2019 07-04-2019 Europe/London Set in Stone workshop, Cork, Ireland 6-7 April

Cork City Council Heritage Department is running a Set in Stone workshop in the City to celebrate the rich heritage of stonemasonry in Cork City in an interactive and practical manner. There will be demonstrations of architectural stone carving, dry stone walling, letter cutting, lime and hot lime mortaring, stone maintenance and repair. The Set in Stone workshop will also give advice on the care and maintenance of important elements of Cork City's built heritage.

The Set in Stone workshop is aimed primarily at heritage groups, heritage property owners and the general public. A limited number of places are available to architects, builder, craftspeople and planners. This is not an event for children. Those taking part should be over 18.

The Set in Stone workshop takes place in Bessborough, Mahon, Cork, on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April. Click here to download a brochure.

The city of Cork is renowned for its magnificent built heritage. However, there is little information on the wealth of skills, artistry and tradition that created these buildings. This workshop will demonstrate and celebrate the rich heritage of stonemasonry skills in Cork City in an interactive and practical manner. It will also give advice on the care and maintenance of these important elements of the fabric of Cork City's built heritage.

The workshop will be run by trainers Christian Helling, Julia Gebel, Ken Curran and in association with experts in their field Carl Kennedy, Jim Fahy, Mathew Maw, Victor Franchet and Daniel Henkel. These trainers all have expertise in traditional stonework in Cork city, local sources for stone and quarries, work fashions and styles and stone conservation techniques

Practical demonstration on topics covering lime and hot lime mortar, architectural stone carving, letter cutting, dry stone walling, pebble mosaic, stone repair and maintenance, installation of cut stone elements and an opportunity to work on a limestone arch construction.

You can book a place using the URL below.

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Cork City Council Heritage Department is running a Set in Stone workshop in the City to celebrate the rich heritage of stonemasonry in Cork City in an interactive and practical manner. There will be demonstrations of architectural stone carving, dry stone walling, letter cutting, lime and hot lime mortaring, stone maintenance and repair. The Set in Stone workshop will also give advice on the care and maintenance of important elements of Cork City's built heritage.

The Set in Stone workshop is aimed primarily at heritage groups, heritage property owners and the general public. A limited number of places are available to architects, builder, craftspeople and planners. This is not an event for children. Those taking part should be over 18.

The Set in Stone workshop takes place in Bessborough, Mahon, Cork, on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April. Click here to download a brochure.

The city of Cork is renowned for its magnificent built heritage. However, there is little information on the wealth of skills, artistry and tradition that created these buildings. This workshop will demonstrate and celebrate the rich heritage of stonemasonry skills in Cork City in an interactive and practical manner. It will also give advice on the care and maintenance of these important elements of the fabric of Cork City's built heritage.

The workshop will be run by trainers Christian Helling, Julia Gebel, Ken Curran and in association with experts in their field Carl Kennedy, Jim Fahy, Mathew Maw, Victor Franchet and Daniel Henkel. These trainers all have expertise in traditional stonework in Cork city, local sources for stone and quarries, work fashions and styles and stone conservation techniques

Practical demonstration on topics covering lime and hot lime mortar, architectural stone carving, letter cutting, dry stone walling, pebble mosaic, stone repair and maintenance, installation of cut stone elements and an opportunity to work on a limestone arch construction.

You can book a place using the URL below.

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