Workshops at the Tirconnell Stone Festival

Victor was delighted to lead the stone-carving workhops at the recent Tirconnell Stone Festival

Participants young and old worked with Kilkenny limestone and sandstone to create small sculptural pieces that they were able to take home with them at the end of the festival.

Victor offers a range of courses from his own West Cork studio as well as working at events in Ireland and overseas.

Tirconnell Stone Festival

Great Progress from Wilf!

Last year Wilf Stock came to visit me on the Sheep’s Head peninsula for a weekend stone-carving course. Wilf took to stone-carving like a natural, and it was a pleasure to pass on to him some of the skills involved in carving letters in stone.

After the course, 75-year-old Wilf bought himself some chisels, and since then he’s been working away on projects, and developing the skills of a letter cutter.

Wilf returned to show me his work today (pictured below). I’m so impressed by what he’s achieved, all hand done by himself. Congratulations to him on his progress and the example he’s setting to anyone who would like to give this ancient art a try!
 

Wilf stone carving

Find out more about with Victor. You’ll find upcoming dates at http://livingthesheepsheadway.com/whats-on.

Gathering of Stones Project

Victor Daly has carved the Munster crest that takes pride of place on ‘The Gathering of Stones’ in the Lough Boora Discovery Park in Co. Offaly.

The Gathering of Stones is a dry stone monument built by the people of Ireland for the people of Ireland across the world. All of the stone for this project, including Victor’s Munster crest, has been donated to the project, and the monument is being built entirely by volunteers.

Find out more about the project from the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland website.

Victor Featured on Irish TV

Victor was delighted to star in a recent TV broadcast which focused on life along our stretch of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way touring route.

The TV crew came to visit Victor at his workshop in Rossnacaheragh, just outside Ahakista on the Sheep’s Head peninsula, and he chatted to them about his work and the tradition of stonecarving.

You can catch up with the broadcast online at Cork Matters 12 | Irish TV.