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Fancy a stone weekend on the Irish Aran island of Inis Oirr? 17-20 September

3 November 2015
Enjoy a stone weekend on the rocky Aran island in Ireland this September.

Inish Oirr (or Inisheer, as it is also known) is the smallest of the three Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland (not to be confused with the island of Arran in Scotland). It will be the setting for a long weekend of stone wall building, relief carving and letter cutting from 17 to 20 September, if you fancy a break.

You have to take your own tools (or buy them there) and appropriate clothing, although steel toe caps are not obligatory. The dry stone walling course will cost you €75 and the carving and lettering courses €100 each. If you are from outside Ireland and want to take your lettering or carving home with you don't forget the weight limits on the luggage if you are flying. There are also ferries.

It is up to you to make your own arrangements for getting to the island and where you will stay when you are there, although if you download the PDF below you will get all the names and addesses you will need to do so along with a form to book a place on the course of your choice.

As well as the workshops there are lectures and a guided tour of the island, which is a pleasant and interesting place to visit.


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