Irish Stone Walls

Irish Stone Walls

History, Building, Conservation

Paperback - 2011
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A unique history and 'how to' book on one of Ireland's most distinctive landscape features - the stone wall.

The Irish countryside is a patchwork of over 250,000 miles of stone wall. Built from local stone according to the style of each region - dry stone in the West and the Mourne mountains or mortar elsewhere - these walls are an intrinsic part of the landscape. This unique guide by expert stone mason Pat McAfee covers the history of this ancient tradition, giving illustrated examples and step-by-step instructions on constructing, conserving and repairing stone walls of all types - whether dry stone or mortar. It includes:

History of stone in Ireland How to build dry stone and mortar walls Basic and more advanced techniques Dos and don'ts of repair work Appropriate conservation methods
Publisher: Dublin : O'Brien Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781847172341
1847172342
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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