Virtual Workshops

Module 1: Aim and objectives of the STONEBUILT IRELAND project

Module 2: Identification of rock types

2a Igneous rocks

2b Sedimentary rocks

2c Metamorphic rocks

Module 3: Walls and stone recording

Boundary walls in Ireland are wonderful structures that often reflect the local underlying geology. More information is needed on the varieties of style and materials used. This exercise focusses on walls in particular but information can also be recorded of stone used for buildings, monuments, and gravestones. Examine walls in your locality, record the stone types used, and document where they were quarried and who built the walls if known. Note the construction style of the walls, and detail how the stone was finished by the craftspeople who built them. This can be done as a community exercise by local groups, students, or by individuals as a ‘Wall Game”. The information documents features of important local heritage and fabric that is often threatened with removal, and will be particularly useful if and when walls require repair.

STONEBUILT IRELAND would be delighted to receive the recording sheets, sketches and photographs documenting stone walls anywhere in Ireland. For further information please contact us.

Sample recording sheet: