Mulranny Stone Wall and Lime Festival

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 13:55

The second annual Mulranny Stone Wall Festival takes place from the 13th to 15th May 2016.

The festival includes an exciting programme of talks, demonstrations, workshops and entertainment.

Presented by Mayo County Council in association with The Heritage Council, Mulranny Environmental Group & the Building Limes Forum Ireland


Stone wallers, owners/occupiers of old buildings, planning agents, architects, engineers, archaeologists, local authority staff, elected members, farmers and landowners, Rural Social Scheme (RSS) participants, FAS employees, community groups, Tidy Towns committees, those involved in protecting and promoting heritage within their local area and anybody interested in stone walls.

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Field Tests and Mortar Mixes for our Built Heritage

Workshop hosted by the Building Limes Forum Ireland
Thursday 5th May 2016 at Drimnagh Castle, Dublin 12.

Followed by BLFI AGM and Lecture by Chris Pennock - Mason

Program Click Here

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The workshop will be of interest to those specifying or working with mortars for the repair of buildings. It will benefit the architect / mason making the transition into working on heritage structures and serve as an update for those already working in conservation but who may not have used Hot-mixes and earth mortars. It will also be a forum for those wishing to share their understanding of pozzolans and other aids to carbonation and how to test in the field.

Read more: Field Tests and Mortar Mixes for our Built Heritage




Thursday 5th May 2016

6.00pm Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Sq., East, Dublin 2

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After the AGM at 7:15pm Guest Speaker Christopher Pennock, Mason, will talk on:

Mortar comparability "like for like"

Using authentic materials and relearning a forgotten process.

Guests are very welcome to the talk which will be followed by a Wine Reception.

Read more: 2016 BLFI AGM


February 2016 Newsletter

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 08:26

The February 2016 BLFI Newsletter is now available for download. Please click here



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Lime Works By Patrick McAfee is a new
publication Limeworkson working with lime produced
by the Building Limes Forum of Ireland (BLFI)
Lime Works is an easy to read... technical
book for a wide range of people;previous
technical knowledge is not necessary. It is
comprehensively illustrated with examples
of lime use from Ireland, north and south.
Lime Works is aimed at the

  • Building owner
  • Practitioner (stonemason, bricklayer
    and plasterer)
  • Specifier (architect and engineer).

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  • Access to an informal network of contacts who are prepared to share information and to discuss matters of general interest to members;
  • An annual Journal, ‘Journal of the Building Limes Forum’, and regular newsletters;
  • The opportunity to participate in conferences, courses, workshops, demonstrations and visits organised by the Forum;
  • Access to the online forum, access to information, tutorials and publication
  • West Dean College offers discounts of 10% on the course fees to BLFI members
  • Scottish Lime Centre offers discounts of up to 20% on fees to BLFI members

Link to Building Limes Forum (UK) Newsletter here

Links to other Lime Forums around the world:

Scandinavia (Nordisk Forum for Bygningskalk)

Italy (Forum Italiano Calce)

Switzerland (Calcina: Fachverband für Kalk)

Iberia (el Fórum Ibérico de la Cal)

Mexico (el Foro de Construcción con Cal)

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