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Ireland’s West Coast Stone Symposium

This weekend – March 24-26 West Cork Stone Symposium (Cork, Ireland) celebrates stone as part of our environment and a source of inspiration.

Key Links
http://westcorkstonesymposium.com
@westcorkstone
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http://livingthesheepsheadway.com

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Programme

Friday 24th March 2017

Dry Stone Walling Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm  (Ahakista)
Stone Carving Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm (Ahakista)
The Rhymer’s Peninsula and the Sheep’s Head’s Bardic School [Talk by Caroline Crowley] | Free Admission | 5pm-5:30pm (The Ahakista Cabin, by Arundel’s By the Pier, Ahakista)
Cheese-Making Demonstration & Tasting with Durrus Cheese (Durrus Dairy, Coomkeen) | €5 per person | Pay on the day | Registration essential

 

Saturday 25th March 2017

Dry Stone Walling Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm (Ahakista)
Stone Carving Workshop| 9:30am-4:30pm (Ahakista)
‘Light on Stone’ Photography Workshop (€85) |10am-5pm (Sheep’s Head peninsula)
The Style and Stories Behind West Cork’s Walls [Talk by Sonny Wieler] | Free Admission |5pm-5:30pm (The Ahakista Cabin, by Arundel’s By the Pier, Ahakista)
Walk and Whiskey Tour on Whiddy Island (€35) | 2pm-6pm (Whiddy Island)
‘History Set in Stone’ Bus Tour – Bere Island (€14) 10:00am – 1pm (Bere Island)
Stone Circles, Star Circles [Talk By Cork Astronomy Club] | Ahakista Cabin, by Arundel’s By the Pier | €5 per adult, €3 per child, €12 per family (2 adults, 2 children) | 7-9pm.
Deep Maps Cork – [Exhibition] | Ahakista Cabin, by Arundel’s By the Pier | FREE | Saturday morning. 10am-12pm.
Stone Carving Demonstrations [Free] |  There’ll be something to see all day every day, Exhibitions | Next to Arundel’s By The Pier.
Chisel-Making – Hand-Carving Chisels: Blacksmith, JJ Bowen [Free].

Demonstrations will take place at 11:30am and 2:30pm each day, but do feel free to visit!

Sunday 26th March 2017

Dry Stone Walling Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm (Ahakista)
Stone Carving Workshop| 9:30am-4:30pm (Ahakista)
Guided Walk – Ahakista (Sheep’s Head Way) | 12pm-2:30pm (Ahakista)
Rock Art in West Cork [Heritage Talk] Finola Finlay and Robert Harris | 3pm (The Cabin, Ahakista, next to Arundel’s By The Pier)
Stone and Stories Guided Tour (€10) | 3pm-5:30pm (Drimoleague)
Carving Talk – The Language and Slang of Cork’s Stone Carvers [Talk by Jim Fahy] | Free Admission | 5pm-5:30pm (Marquee at Arundel’s By the Pier, Ahakista)
Stone-Wall Building Demonstration [Free]
Stone Carving Demonstrations [Free] |  2:30pm | Next to Arundel’s By The Pier
Chisel-Making – Hand-Carving Chisels: Blacksmith, J.J. Bowen

Exhibitions

Rock Art Exhibition (Organico, Glengarriff Road – Bantry) Free Admission (20th – 27th March)
Deep Maps Exhibition (The Cabin, Ahakista, next to Arundel’s By The Pier – Saturday morning).

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