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Projeto de restauração do Mural da Fome Irlandesa

Avaliado com 5,0 de 5 de um total de 5 avaliações.Galway, Irlanda

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Experiência oferecida por John

2 horas
Inclui equipamentos
Para até 4 pessoas
Oferecida em Inglês

O que você fará

We'll make a short quarter mile hike to the location of an old estate wall that was built by over 200 men during the hardship of the Irish potato Famine in 1847.

Standing at almost 3 miles long and enclosing over 300 acres, this unique Famine landmark was commissioned by the kindly local landlord, to provide work for his starving tenants as their potato crop failed. They were paid a penny and a turnip a day for building the wall before many emigrated to North America shortly thereafter from ships leaving Galway Bay as the Famine worsened.

Over the course of your 100% outdoors experience you will learn the stone building techniques required to restore this part of Ireland's heritage to its former glory. And in concurrence with Galway being designated as the European Capital of Culture 2020, this experience allows you to actively participate in saving a cultural reminder of the Famine from disappearing from the landscape.

Afterwards, all participants are invited to sign the restoration ledger, that together with the section of wall you build, enables you to leave a lasting record of your efforts in restoring this part of Irish history, as well as leave your own lasting imprint on the Irish countryside...that will stand for centuries after you return home!
We'll make a short quarter mile hike to the location of an old estate wall that was built by over 200 men during the hardship of the Irish potato Famine in 1847.

Standing at almost 3 miles long and enclosing over 300 acres, this unique Famine landmark was commissioned by the kindly local landlord, to provide work for his starving tenants as their potato crop failed. They were paid a penny and a turnip a day for building the wall befor…

O compromisso de John com a segurança

Este anfitrião se comprometeu com as orientações de segurança e limpeza do Airbnb relacionadas à COVID-19 — incluindo seguir as orientações de distanciamento social, praticar uma boa higiene e garantir que todos os participantes usem máscara.

O que está incluído

  • Equipamento
    Steel toe capped boots
    Thermal socks (if desired!)
    Thermal water...
A partir de $64
/pessoa
dom., 5 de jul.
15:00 - 17:00
$64 por pessoa
$64 por pessoa
sáb., 11 de jul.
14:30 - 16:30
$64 por pessoa
$64 por pessoa
dom., 12 de jul.
15:00 - 17:00
$64 por pessoa
$64 por pessoa

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Anfitrião do Airbnb desde 2018
  • 5 avaliações
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My father and I have been building natural stone walls without cement all our lives. I am an active member of the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland and have been involved with many stone restorative projects. County Galway where I'm from, is one of the few Irish counties where each field is enclosed by traditional Irish stone walls.

It is our long term aim to restore an 8 foot high stone wall that was built during the Great Famine in 1847.

This extraordinarily long wall represents one of the few remaining visible traces of the potato Famine that exists in the country today, and bears silent witness to the most catastrophic event in Irish history, when over one million died and one million emigrated to the new world in America.
My father and I have been building natural stone walls without cement all our lives. I am an active member of the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland and have been involved with many stone restorative projects. County Galway where I'm from, is one of the few Irish counties where each field is enclosed by traditional Irish stone walls.

It is our long term aim to restore an 8 foot high stone wall that was built during the Great Famine in 1847.

This extraordinarily long wal…
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Onde você estará

Guests start at a local farmhouse and walk a quarter mile to the site of the wall to be restored.

You will be shown how to select and lay each stone. I'm confident that after a short period you'll learn the ancient Irish craft of building walls without cement!

Buses leave regularly from the city to Claregalway, which is nearby. The website www.getthere.ie is best for checking out public transport.
A taxi costs approx 35 euro from Galway.

Avaliado com 5,0 de 5 de um total de 5 avaliações.

Clark
janeiro de 2020
This was such a unique and special experience. John’s passion for the wall and maintaining history is evident. John and his dad welcomed us like family and were so easy to get along with making us feel comfortable as soon as we arrived. My wife and I speak of this experience as one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. Being the first Aussies to help John restore the wall was quite special. We highly recommend this experience! Thanks John!
This was such a unique and special experience. John’s passion for the wall and maintaining history is evident. John and his dad welcomed us like family and were so easy to get alon…
Adam
janeiro de 2020
Simply put, this is a totally unique experience. Learning about the wall building is one thing, but to build part of a historical wall yourself is a totally immersive experience. Gives you a tremendous appreciation for history and the ancestral people, and a feeling of being a part of history yourself. John is a terrific guy with a deep knowledge of both the history and the technique. It felt as authentic and personal as any experience I've done. Fully recommend, and great value too!
Simply put, this is a totally unique experience. Learning about the wall building is one thing, but to build part of a historical wall yourself is a totally immersive experience. G…
Phillipe
dezembro de 2019
Great unique experience and sense of accomplishment afterwards. Cool to be the first name in the book of the wall restoration participants that John asked me to sign afterwards!
Mariea
janeiro de 2020
What a unique experience ! I thoroughly enjoyed it
Noel
dezembro de 2019
Emotively powerful and humbling experience to follow in the footsteps of those who lived through the Irish famine. Thoroughly unique.

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Todas as experiências podem ser canceladas e reembolsadas integralmente até 24 horas após a compra ou pelo menos 7 dias antes do início da experiência.

Requisitos dos hóspedes

No máximo 4 hóspedes com 12 anos ou mais podem participar.

Mais dicas

Dress for rainy weather just in case!
You will be under the friendly supervision of my father and I.
Taxi costs approx 35 euro from Galway.
Buses leave regularly from the city to Claregalway which is nearby. The website www.getthere.ie gives times of all public transport all over Ireland.

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