Geology Exhibition: Decorative and Building Stone of Galway

Geology Exhibition: Decorative and Building Stone of Galway

17 - 25 August, 9am - 5:30pm

  • Stonebuilt Ireland, Trinity College Dublin in association with the National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Connemara National Park, Letterfrack
  • Co. Galway – County

An exhibition of images and specimens highlighting quarrying and working of two iconic Galway stone types: Connemara Marble and black Galway Limestone, and where their use for building and decoration.

Ireland's rocks have been used for building and decorative purposes for over 2500 years. Until the mid-1900s native stone imparted a local flavor to buildings, villages and towns, and strong communities of craftsmen sprung up around quarry settlements. Stone is versatile and may be given different surface finishes. Stonebuilt Ireland is a Trinity College Dublin project working with government agencies documenting the history of quarrying and use of Ireland’s building and decorative stone.

Admission & Booking

  • Admission Free

Access & Parking

  • Suitable for Children under 12
  • Wheelchair Access (Full)
  • Car Parking Available

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