Preserving Ireland’s Traditional Skills

Full Details of the 2017 Mulranny Stone Wall Festival will be confirmed soon!  

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The 3rd annual Mulranny Stone Wall Festival takes place from the 12th to 14th May 2017. The festival will include an exciting programme of talks, demonstrations, workshops and entertainment.

Come along and learn from master stone masons and skilled craftspeople.

Mulranny, Co. Mayo, is a hidden treasure of spectacular land and seascapes perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Mulranny offers stunning panoramic views over Clew Bay’s archipelago of drowned drumlin islands and the vast Nephin Mountain range.

2016 Festival Details & Programme

All of the prices below and links refer to the 2016 festival – we will be updating this section of the website soon with full details of the 2017 Festival so check back regularly and follow MulrannyTourism on Facebook and Twitter – links on this page.

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Full Festival (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): – Includes half day “Working with Lime and Brick” workshop, two-day “Dry Stone Wall Building Workshop’ including packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday, teas/coffees, BBQ on Friday evening and Buffet Dinner on Saturday evening, all lectures, demonstrations, talks and entertainment.
Stone Wall Workshop: – Includes two-day “Dry Stone Wall Building Workshop”, packed lunch and tea/coffee on Saturday and Sunday, buffet dinner and entertainment on Saturday evening.
Lime & Brickwork Talks and Demonstrations (Friday Afternoon):  Includes lectures, demonstrations, tea/coffee.

Festival Programme


Mulranny Amenity Centre

13.45 – 14.00  –  Registration & Tea/Coffee
14.00 – 14.10  –  Introduction to the Lime Buildings Forum – Shane Nolan
14.10 – 14.50  –  Hot-Mix Lime and Earth Mortars – Pat McAfee
14.50 – 15.10  –  Conservation of a Traditional Farm Building – Vincent Coleman
15.10 – 15.40  – Brick Restoration – Best Practice – Shane Nolan

Station House

15.50 – 17.00  – Lime & Brickwork Demonstration – Shane Nolan

Friday Evening 13th May

Doherty’s Bar, Mulranny

19.00 – 19.45  –  A Conversation Between Positive and Negative Space  – a talk by John Shaw-Rimmington
19.45 – 20.30    The Irish Dry Stone Beehive and Other Circular Structures – a talk by Pat McAfee
20.30                  Bar-B-Que with Live Music and Entertainment


The Greenway

9.30 – 17.00  –  Dry Stone Wall Workshop
Under the direction of master stone masons, participants will repair and rebuild gaps in the stone walls along the Great Western Greenway.  Commencing with Safety Tool Box Talk.
Pat McAfee, John Shaw-Rimmington, Eoin Madigan and Eddie Farrelly
10.30 – 13.30  –  Children’s Stone Fish Mosaic Workshop at Essence of Mulranny Studio – Admission Free

Saturday evening 14th May

McLoughlins Bar, Mulranny

19.30 – Buffet Dinner, followed by a talk on local heritage by renowned playright Michael Joe Ginnelly, followed by live music.


The Greenway

9.30 – 17.00  –  Continuation of Dry Stone Wall Workshop
with Pat McAfee, John Shaw-Rimmington, Eoin Madigan and Eddie Farrelly
(Lunches by Nevins Newfield Inn)

An Action of the County Mayo Heritage Plan

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