Free training workshops on caring for and cleaning monuments and memorials will take place in a number of Cork towns in early December, Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has said.
For individuals and community groups interested in the cleaning and caring of archaeological and historic monuments and memorials, Cork County Council is hosting free one-day training workshops.
The training events aim to promote understanding and good conservation practice in relation to cleaning and maintenance of monuments, with a specific focus on cleaning and caring for carved stone, including headstones, and metalwork.
Cllr. O’Shea said “the workshops should be of interest to heritage, community and Tidy Town groups throughout County Cork”.
The workshops will be held at the following locations on the following dates:
Starting at 10am, each daily workshop will consist of illustrated presentations and talks in the morning and afternoon presentation of case studies by experienced professional specialists. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Participants will be encouraged to raise issues and problems that they have encountered in projects of their own. The training workshops will be completed by 4.30pm.
Attendance is free-of-charge but the number of attendees at each workshop will be limited. Early booking with the workshop organisers (John Cronin & Associates) is recommended. For more information or to make a booking, please telephone John Cronin & Associates on 021 – 421 4368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.