We arrived here yesterday in Mulraney (Mallaranny) County Mayo, Ireland on the invitation of the Mayo County Council to teach a dry stone walling course this weekend. These beautifully built dry stone walls (over 150 years old) were commissioned to by the railroad to be built along long stretches of what has now become a hiking trail called the Greenway.
There are one or two gaps like this one that Patrick is standing beside which we will be fixing with our 15 students this year.
The countryside is beautiful, the people warm and friendly, the weather surprisingly mostly dry so far.
What a treat it is to be here doing the thing I love the most.
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