Old dry stone walls over six feet high flank the bicycle trail through County Mayo near Muranny. It's all part of a system known as the Greenway.
While cycling this beautiful part of the world makes for a splendid holiday, our hands had more to do here than merely hold on to handlebars and steer through the countryside.
There are a number of sections of wall along this stretch of the old railway line that are in need of some tender loving repair, and for about a dozen of us who attended the dry stone wall and lime mortar conference last weekend, lending a helping hand to fix a few of the spots along the way was our great pleasure and privilege.
We will all be coming back next year to do some more, and if you enjoy everything to do with walling and all things Irish you might think about joining us.