Hill of Tara: Free Guided Tours and AV Show
Office of Public Works
Hill of Tara Visitor Centre, Co. Meath
18 August, 10am - 5pm
25 August, 10am - 2pm
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.