VHNSC Activities


Friday, May 9th 2014

  • Guided visit to Killoran Slate Quarries at Portroe (Killaloe /Ballina area) with quarry owner, Jim O'Donoghue.
  • Visit to vernacular heritage sites in Dromineer area, including metal chalets adjacent to the pier.
  • Visit to blacksmith/ironmonger, Ken Cavanagh.
  • Visit to Cloughjordan Village
  • Visit to Cloughjordan Eco-Village: Visit examples of a range of designs, building materials and sustainable techniques/systems including passive house; lime and hemp build; timber-frame construction; cob build; durisol block technique; Heat Recovery / Heat Exchange Systems; Rainwater Harvesting facilities; District Heating System, and Sustainable Drainage System (SUDS).
  • Discussion in Ionad Fáilte (Welcome Centre) with some inhabitants of the eco-village who are very interested in feedback, comments and suggestions.


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