Monday, February 11, 2013

As promised- More details on 'The Gathering'.

Greetings to all DSWAI members.
We are delighted to announce that the DSWAI are to collaborate with the international Stone Foundation on a dry stone walling event this summer.
This event will be a landmark in the development of DSWAI and also a great way to celebrate The Gathering 2013.
 We wish to encourage you all to come join us on the 20th of June for ‘The Gathering of Stones’ in the center of Ireland, at Lough Boora Parklands, County Offaly, where over the course of four days we will build our dry stone gathering point.
All four provinces in Ireland will be represented in the sculpture by using a particular stone type and style from each province.
 As part of the sculpture we also hope to include a number of carvings in the central feature as well the crest of each province of Ireland in the wall ends of the four quadrants of the outer walls.
  There are quite a few talented carvers and sculptures amongst us and we would love to give you all the honour of having your carvings make up part of our final sculpture.
Anyone interested in contributing a carving to the event please contact us with your interest.
 We are currently working out some of the finer details and will have more information as well as booking details available on the website by next weekend.

This will be the DSWAI’s first major event and we hope you will come and join us in this celebration of Irish dry stone heritage and help make it the great celebration we expect it to be.

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