Workshop Level: 2. Up to 16 participants with two instructors. This workshop is intended for wallers who have taken at least 2 workshops, or have substantial experience. $390
This workshop will build two sections of wall one in the Scottish ‘Galloway’ Style and one in the Irish ‘Family’ wall style. Galloway walls feature a single stack of large stones on top of a double stack of small stones. While it may seem counter intuitive it is very strong and fast to build. Galloway walls are very applicable when there is a wide variety of stone sizes to build with and a lot large stones. Many of the historic pasture walls in Northern New England were Galloway or Single Stack walls. This workshop will give you an opportunity learn this type of walling. If you do work rebuilding historic field walls this is workshop you won’t want to miss.
Irish Family walling is a style that involve a mix of vertically and horizontally placed stones in a variety of sizes to create a distinctive pattern with stones referred to as “children, mothers, fathers” based on their size and location in the wall, suggesting who might have placed them. This type of wall is common in the Aran Islands and places in Western Ireland, but little known elsewhere. Traditionally built with the limestone of that region which is roughly level bedded, we will be adding our own twist to this style of wall, using a mix of our locally available round glacial till and level headed schist.
A video of the amazing workshop site and preparation
When taking this workshop select a ticket for either the Galloway or the Family wall. You will be working both days on the style of wall you choose, however the sections of wall are right next to each other so you will get to learn about both.
This workshop is intended for those who have taken a workshop or worked with a Certified Waller and are familiar with building typical double stack walls. If you don’t have that experience yet, sign up for one of our other workshops earlier in the spring too. That way you will be ready for this one.
Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from two world class instructors,
and expand your repertoire for building styles with this workshop.