Geology Exhibition: Stone of Ardfert Cathedral, Kerry

Geology Exhibition: Stone of Ardfert Cathedral, Kerry

17 - 25 August, 10am - 6pm

  • Stonebuilt Ireland, Trinity College Dublin in association with the OPW and Geological Survey Ireland
  • Ardfert Cathedral Visitors Centre, Ardfert, Tralee
  • Co. Kerry

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.

Admission & Booking

    • Adult: €5.00
    • Child: €3.00
    • Concession: €4.00
    • Family: €13.00

Access & Parking

  • Suitable for Children under 12
  • Wheelchair Access (Full)
  • No Car Parking Available

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