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The Stone Walls of Aran. A Triumph of Adaptability.

 
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A friend lives in Ireland and mentioned these Islands.  
I love the configuration of the walls.  
We have lived with almost this abundance of rocks until our last move....

Many more photos and a very interesting article about the walls in the following link.....
The Stone Walls of Aran. A Triumph of Adaptability.

there have never been professional stone masons on the islands.  The walls are all built by residents who acquire the skills as a normal part of their farming tool kit.




Walls form a continuous blanket over the landscape




Dun Aonghasa.  Ancient wall from 1000BC  quarried stone


Open lace wall using regular vertical ‘mother’ stones

The walls in this last photo are my favorite...I love the multi directions the stones are laid in areas where it appears the walls have been repaired.



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Aran Island stone walls photograph by James A. Truett
Aran Island stone walls photograph by James A. Truett
 
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Oh wow... food for thought!! Lovely!!!
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