Guided Walk Drimoleague

Stone And Stories Guided Walk (Sunday 26th March)

6.00

The stone we see around us in West Cork's built environment has a story to tell.

Join this fascinating walk with David Ross to hear the story of ninety years of stone-building on an ordinary West Cork farm. We'll begin by hearing the story of David's grandfather, Sam Ross, who added the cow house, fences, and stiles to his growing farm.

As we walk, we'll find traces of many generations of people, and eras of time, that have left their mark in stone on this rolling West Cork landscape.

Location

Drimoleague – the walk will begin at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc (clearly signposted from Drimoleague village. Please note that this is a satellite event of the West Cork Stone Symposium, and it will take place 30 mins drive from the workshops on the Sheep's Head peninsula.

Date and Time

Sunday 26th March, 3-5:30pm.

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Product Description

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Top of the Rock farm in Drimoleague in the company of David Ross

“As we walk, you’ll hear the story of ninety years of stone building on an ordinary West Cork farm, starting with what my grandfather Sam Ross built here, adding the cow house, fences, and stiles to his growing farm.

Then we’ll take the view across what remains of a famine village here. A fulacht fia, the stonework of Ahanafunsion bridge, and other sites along the route will show how different generations have used stone in their everyday lives and left their traces on this lush West Cork farmland.

We’ll also pay attention to the impressive stone sculpturing effects produced by flood, ice, and water in the Ilen River pool at Pól na Carraige Dubh.

I will show examples of how my own father built stone walls, and finish with our own contribution to the landscape – the modern but timeless use of stone in the Pod Páirc.”

Location:

Drimoleague – the walk will begin at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc (clearly signposted from Drimoleague village).
Please note that this is a satellite event of the West Cork Stone Symposium, and it will take place 30 mins drive from the workshops on the Sheep’s Head peninsula.

Walking Tour Arrangements

The event will begin at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre at 3pm on SUNDAY 26th March, and finish at 5.30pm.
The walk fee is €6 per person, €20 per family, and includes a donation to Drimoleague Heritage Walkway.
(We won’t provide refreshments in this instance). Plenty parking is available.

For people who would like to stay at the Pod Páirc for the weekend, there will be a 5% discount on glamping pods and campervan spaces.

Contact: David Ross, 086 173 5134 david@topoftherock.ie

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