Inis Oírr Stone Festival 2014

Without a doubt a highlight of our stone year is

 Feile na gCloch

on the smallest of the Aran Islands; Inis Oírr

leaving rossaville

This year offers a letter cutting workshop with Tom Little

Tom Little

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We use Kilkenny Limestone polished with various grades of paper

polishing stone

which brings up a black glassy surface full of fossils

killkenny limestone

We work in relief – a Celtic font from The Book of Kells

ronan crehan

andrew

A sculpting workshop in sandstone is also on offer.  Friendly faces from afar journey here –  all for the love of stone.

mark trumble

Meanwhile along the busy shore road

walls on Inis Oirr

 work begins on a new wall

single skin wall

This is a single skin wedge type, traditional to these islands

martin mc brearty

And particularly handsome it is

finished height

complete with stile

stile

As ever the same problem – all too soon the ferry awaits

inis oirr ferry

 but we are inspired once more

O Brien castle

 

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