The West Cork Stone Symposium celebrates stone as part of our environment and as a source of inspiration throughout the ages
Come to the Symposium in Durrus in March 2019 to be inspired by a rugged coastline that’s home to Ireland’s most creative communities. Our dry stone walling workshops and stone carving workshops, you’ll learn from some of the best craftspeople in the world!
Discover how stone has shaped our lives and imaginations. And unleash your own creativity as you learn from stone masons, carvers, and sculptors whose work carries ancient traditions into the future.
For generations, artists, makers, producers, and dreamers have been inspired by the stone that forms our peninsulas, islands, rolling hills, and valleys. Stone tells a story that unlocks the flavours, textures, landscapes, and creativity of our Wild Atlantic shoreline.
West Cork Stone Symposium Programme
Our packed programme includes dry stone walling workshops, stone carving workshops and more on West Cork’s Sheep’s Head peninsula – a European Destination of Excellence.
Join us to learn traditional skills and watch demonstrations, or join us for walks, a photography workshop and a heritage tour. There’s even a chance to sample excellent new Irish whiskies on nearby Whiddy Island.