Irish Stone Walls : History, Building, Conservation, Paperback Book

Irish Stone Walls : History, Building, Conservation Paperback

Illustrated by Pat McAfee


Number One BestsellerA 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 IrelandHow to build dry stone and mortar wallsBasic and more advanced techniquesDos and don'ts of repair workAppropriate conservation methods


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 48 Halftones, black and white; 200 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
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  • Category: Conservation of buildings & building materials
  • ISBN: 9781847172341



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