Join us on the Sheep’s Head peninsula for the West Cork Stone Symposium 2018! (23rd-25th March 2018)
Our intriguing programme is packed with opportunities for you to work alongside amazing craftspeople, acquiring skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. Talks and demonstrations will be on offer all weekend too. And there’s great music and craic to be found in the village pubs each evening!
Tickets for individual dry stone walling workshops and stone carving workshops are available in our online shop. Workshops run in parallel each day.
Friday 23rd March 2018
The Holy Wells of Cork – The Sacred in the Stone
[Talk by Amanda Clarke (Holy Wells of Cork)]
€5 per head (Free to workshop attendees) | 5pm-5:30pm (Kilcrohane Community Hall, Kilcrohane)
Above the Fold: a Story of Sheep’s Head Bedrock
[Talk by Dr Ronan Hennessy]
8pm-9pm (Kilcrohane Community Hall, Kilcrohane)
Check out event locations (For all events not listed directly on the map, go to The Kilcrohane Community Hall, Kilcrohane on the Sheep’s Head peninsula, Co. Cork)
Saturday 24th March 2018
Watch a Blacksmith at Work
[Demonstration by the acclaimed Sheep’s Head blacksmith JJ Bowen]
JJ will show us how he makes chisels and other items using traditional blacksmithing skills.
Outside Kilcrohane Community Hall | 9:30-10:30am
Guided Walk – Farranamanagh Loop Walk (Sheep’s Head Way)
Arrive at The Old Creamery, Kilcrohane at 11:45 for walk – 12pm-3pm (Kilcrohane) €10 per person
How to Build a Castle
[Talk by Finola Finlay (Roaringwater Journal)]
€5 per head (Free to workshop attendees) |5pm-6pm (Kilcrohane Community Hall)
Sunday 25th March 2018
Check out details of great places to stay, places to eat, walks and other activities on the website of our award-winning local tourism co-op!