Stone Walls

SAVE OUR STONE WALLS petiton has been shared on various social media forums in an effort to try and save the stone walls from Ballinderreen to Kinvara.

A petition was set up in recent days as local communities are trying to save their stone walls.

“Galway County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) are planning to replace all the historic stone walls from Ballinderreen to Kinvara with cheap, ugly post and wire fencing, as part of the road upgrade.

“This is the gateway to the Burren, a UNESCO listed World Heritage site and cultural landscape. The Wild Atlantic Way has been incredibly successful in bringing visitors to our region.

“Their first introduction is along the N67, the road in question. The walls were built by hand by the ancestors of local people, using local stone from the fields.

“If these walls are torn down, they are gone forever. It could be a great opportunity to display the best of our stone masons craft and reflect the traditional built heritage of the region.

“The local community, especially the farmers, are very much in favour of retaining the culture of using dry-stone walls for boundaries. Add your voice to their efforts to save our landscape.”

To sign the petition click here.