Fergal McGirl - Conservation architect dublin

traditional cobbling, carnaross, co. meath (spab heart to hearth podcast series)

One of the most endearing projects I was involved in in 2022 was the reinstatement of traditional cobbles to this c1700 farmyard near Carnaross, Co. Meath which has been the subject of a SPAB Heart to Hearth chats about Irish Vernacular Buildings podcast episode.

The work was carried out under the Heritage Council’s Glas Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme. The existing cobbles were salvaged with some having to be broken out from underneath later layers of concrete. The rest were picked and sorted from the surrounding fields and wacked into a local pea gravel base by hand. You can read more about the story of the father and son duo who undertook the work in Agriland here: 

Link to podcast episode: