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**SOLD OUT** Glenarm Castle – Dry Stone Walling & Lime Pointing

April 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

£10.00 – £12.50

On Saturday 23rd April, join UAH and ‘The Rock’ Stone Masonry for a dry stone walling and lime pointing workshop at Glenarm Castle.

We will start the morning with an exclusive tour of Glenarm Castle, and then we will have a brief safety and guidance discussion. The tutors will then lead us through the practical part of the course, with a demonstration of dry walling, before encouraging the pupil to take on a small section of wall in need of repair themselves.

This event is run with the support of IHBC and all attendees will receive CPD certification for the event. Light lunch, tea and coffee will be provided on the day

Members £10

Non-members £12.50

Please note: the dry stone walling course involves lifting and manual labour. It is recommended to wear sturdy and strong footwear (lightweight trainers and ordinary trainers are not suitable.) Please also wear durable outdoor clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet, as well as a hat and sun-cream in case of sunny weather as the workshop area is outdoors with no shelter.

‘The Rock’ Stone Masonry

‘The Rock’ Stone Masonry derives its name from Nathan Morrow’s family farm at the head of the nine glens of Antrim that is rich in heritage stone buildings and walls. From a young age Nathan has had a passion for heritage building and has always been drawn to the repair of them. Nathan served his apprenticeship with a very skilled and qualified stone mason, learning all aspects of masonry from walling to monumental masonry having carried out conservation repairs to some of the most prestigious listed buildings in Northern Ireland. Having established The Rock Stone Masonry in 2006 the business provides masonry contracts for the private and public sector carrying out restoration, hand carving and maintenance, as well as cladding and repair of bridges. Nathan has obtained a NVQ Lv3 in Heritage Skills with an Assessors Award in the field and an affiliate with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). Nathan is the Traditional Skills Education Officer for the IHBC NI branch and recently completed the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) Conservation Course.

‘Carved at the Castle’

Over Nathan’s career he found that many traditional skills are slowly being dissolved by modern machinery. So, in 2020 he has collaborated with Glenarm Castle Estate to provide a unique experience for people to learn various aspects of the ancient craft through workshops: ‘Carved at the Castle.’ These workshops will teach participants how to ‘V’ cut letters, lime point historical fabric and carry out maintenance and repairs throughout the estate alongside Nathan and the masons. Specialising in the craft and developing peoples skills by using the ‘hands on’ traditional methods to keep these heritage skills alive.

For more information on the classes available visit:

Or email: [email protected] directly for more information.




April 23
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
£10.00 – £12.50


Glenarm Castle
2 Castle Lane,
Glenarm, Co. Antrim BT44 0BQ
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02890 550 213


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