Taiko Drummers at Newgrange
Office of Public Works and Meath County Council
Newgrange via Brú na Bóinne Centre, Co. Meath
18 August, 4pm - 7:15pm
Ardfert Cathedral was built of two local stone types: grey limestone for the main portions and red sandstone for the carvings. This exhibition will highlight the working and use of these materials.
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.