Dry Stone Wall Course

Traditional crafts thriving in Kilmovee

We are delighted to be able to offer our third Dry stone wall course, led by Kilmovee native Dominic Keogh of Vernacular Conservation Ltd. 

Over 2 days, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September 2021, Dominic will be joined by instructor Eoin Madigan to give hands on training in dry stone building. They will demonstrate how our rich local heritage of drystone walling has created unique and very bio diverse habitats within our vernacular landscape. Places are limited so please contact us to book attendance. 

“Very enjoyable and informative. Everybody was included and worked well as a team. Great experience in a lovely part of Mayo”.

Participant from stone wall course held in 2019

Accommodation is available within 5 minutes drive at Willowbrook Glamping

Community Polytunnel
Community Polytunnel

Well done to our Staff and RSS workers for getting the Community Tunnel looking amazing👏👏 .

A huge amount of work has been done since we got the tunnel in March & special thanks to Brendan Costello for his hard work.  We have run an Organic Gardening course with the support of Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board. We have had biodiversity and growing workshops for the local NS and have had a Staff workshop with the Organic Centre in Leitrim thanks to South Mayo SICAP

We plan to have an open day soon to show off our new project and sell some of the produce. We will also be setting up a gardening group and welcome new members and volunteers to keep the garden growing🥔🌾🍓🥕🌽🍅🥦

🥒  Thanks to The Community Foundation for Ireland and RTE does comic relief for the funding for our tunnel.

KILMOVEE UPDATES

Kilmovee Heritage & Tourism were delighted to be able to host two events for local schoolchildren funded by Creative Ireland in the last few weeks.  The funding was to encourage groups to take part in heritage and cultural activities in the community.  


Pupils from Tavrane and Kilmovee NS took part in a drumming workshop in the Thatch Cottage with Barra O Flanniagh from Slí na Croí Drumming.  Also to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg, we facilitated a biodiversity workshop for Kilmovee NS in our new community polytunnel.  The polytunnel is a recent addition to the amenities in Kilmovee, with funding from RTE does Comic Relief.  The children were presented with upcycled gardening aprons made by Roscommon Women’s Network CycleUp environmental group. 


It was great to be able to have small groups back again in the Community Centre and to organise events in line with the current restrictions.  We plan to hold more events in the coming months, including our third Dry Stone Wall course with Kilmovee’s native stonemason Dominic Keogh on September 4th & 5th.  For more details contact the centre on 094 96 49484 or email [email protected].