Irish Stone Walls: History, Building, Conservation (2nd edition)
By: Pat McAfee (author), Pat McAfee (illustrator)Paperback
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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 IrelandHow to build dry stone and mortar wallsBasic and more advanced techniquesDos and don'ts of repair workAppropriate conservation methods
Pat McAfee is a stone mason and lectures widely, both in Ireland and abroad, on all aspects of stonework. You can visit his own website here.
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