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Go stone mad in Mulranny

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UP THE WALLS Participants learning to build stone walls in Mulranny during last year’s festival.

Looking for something a little different? Look no further than the Mulranny Stone Wall Festival – a wonderful mix of tradition, learning, outdoors, socialising, accomplishment and craic that takes place this weekend, May 10-12.
The festival includes a two-day workshop in the art of dry (mortarless) stone wall building with master stonemasons Eddie Farrelly, Eoin Madigan and Dominic Keogh, as well as a hot-lime demonstration by Eoin. Participants will take away traditional wall-building skills and leave behind a positive legacy on the landscape that they enjoyed.
There will also be a stone-totem building competition for children at Mulranny Beach from 2pm to 3pm. The festival is an official Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland event and is an action of the County Mayo Heritage Plan.
Full details and tickets for the three-day festival (€125 each) are available at www.mulrannystonewallfestival.ie. The tickets include Friday evening talks, the workshops and demonstration, packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday, a gala dinner on the Saturday night at the Mulranny Park Hotel and entertainment in Doherty’s Bar, Mulranny.