Repairing Traditional Walls Workshop
Including Hot-mixed Lime + Earth mortars

Followed by an online MASTERCLASS

Shankill Castle Stable yard, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny

4th September 2021

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16th AGM of the Building Limes Forum Ireland

Thursday 13th May 2021 at 6.00 pm 
(ZOOM conference meeting)

Due to the unprecedented situation, we still find ourselves in because of Covid-19, we have had to keep it as a virtual AGM. 


For more information regarding the AGM and the election, please contact the BLFI Administrator (

Rebuilding traditional ways in Southwest Donegal

13th May 2021 at 6.30 pm 

After the AGM the guest speaker will be

Louise Price
artist, drystone waller and heritage activist

Louise looks at some vernacular rebuilds and almost forgotten practices, set against a rich heritage of stonework in the Mountcharles area of Donegal

"My background is in fine art and community video work. While rebuilding a cottage 10 years ago I became interested in working with stone.  Since then I’ve focused on awareness-raising and facilitate projects on traditional stone skills.  I’m a co-convener of the ‘Women’s International Stone Alliance’ and since 2014 with my colleagues run a living heritage event ‘Tír Chonaill Stone Festival’ in Donegal."















The talk is free to BLFI members. Guests are very welcome to join us at 6.30 pm.
We would be grateful for non-members for a €10 donation (online) to BLFI or if they join the membership.








Lime Slam 2021

virtual event

2nd, 3rd February 2021



January 2021

Dear Members,
What a year 2020 has been! Little did we know this time last year what lay ahead.
It has been a challenging year for the BLFI. Our planned training events, walking tour and site visits have all been postponed, along with the annual conference due to be held in Exeter last September.
However, on a positive note, we look forward to rolling out a series of events in 2021 and will start with the Lime Slam in February. Since this will be a virtual event, it will be held over 2 consecutive mornings, rather than one long day, with plenty of opportunity for Q&A-s and discussion.
Hopefully by summertime our events can go ahead as near normal as possible, with an emphasis on outdoor activities.
Meanwhile, I hope you have all been keeping well. Have a healthy and happy 2021.
Look forward to seeing you in February.
Best Wishes,
Una Ní Mhearáin
Chair BLFI




10 September 2020

Our planned training event has been unfortunately postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, we are planning online training events. These will be rolled out in the near future. Please keep in touch for updates.

BLFI Chair & Training committee





22 April 2020

The BLFI is very sad to report that our friend and colleague

Manfredi Anello passed away on Monday 20th April.


Manfredi stepped down from the board when he was diagnosed with cancer. He bore his illness with courage and positivity. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Our thoughts are with his wife and three lovely children. May he rest in peace.

An appreciation of Manfredi will appear in our next newsletter.



16 March 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all training events and activities of the BLFI have been postponed until further notice.

The BLFI will keep in touch with all its members with updates


Lime Slam 2020

4th February 2020

RSAI 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2


4th June 2020 - online

BLFI / SPAB Training Weekend

8th-9th May 2020

Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny


Annual Walking Tour 

13th June 2020

Armagh City


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