The West Cork Stone Symposium celebrates stone as part of our environment and as a source of inspiration throughout the ages
The event will be held in Ahakista on West Cork’s Sheep’s Head peninsula from 24-26 March 2017, as Victor Daly welcomes the best stone carvers and dry stone wallers from across Europe to this rugged part of southwest Ireland’s coastline, on the Wild Atlantic Way touring route.
Come to the symposium to be inspired by a rugged coastline that’s home to Ireland’s most creative communities. Discover how stone has shaped our lives and imaginations, and unleash your own creativity as you learn from stone masons, carvers, and sculptors whose work carries ancient traditions into the future.
For generations, artists, makers, producers, and dreamers have been inspired by the stone that forms our peninsulas, islands, rolling hills, and valleys. Stone tells a story that unlocks the flavours, textures, landscapes, and creativity of our Wild Atlantic shoreline.
Booking is now open for workshops with some of Europes’ most acclaimed dry stone wallers and stone carvers.