Irish Stone Walls: History, Building, Conservation (2nd Revised edition)

Irish Stone Walls: History, Building, Conservation (2nd Revised edition)

By: Pat McAfee (author), Pat McAfee (illustrator)Paperback

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Number One Bestseller 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

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About Author

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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781847172341
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781847172341
  • weight: 322
  • ISBN10: 1847172342
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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