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Learn about the stone of Cork

19 February 2019

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, making pebble mosaics, stone maintenance and repair, installation of cut stone elements and an opportunity to work on a limestone arch construction.

The Set in Stone workshop will also give advice on the care and maintenance of important elements of Cork City's built heritage.
 

The workshop is aimed primarily at heritage groups, heritage property owners and the general public. A limited number of places are available to architects, builders, craftspeople and planners. This is not an event for children. Those taking part should be over 18. It costs €50 for a day and twice that for the two days (although there are concessions).

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

You can book a place using the URL below.

 

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