The Centre for Irish Earthen

Training and Courses
Cob Building on June Bank Holiday weekend; Monday 2nd - 7th, and again on July 8th - 12th. These will be held in Lisvernane, The Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary. The cost of the week is 290 euro. You can book a place on either of the two courses by contacting Fintan Brady 13, Blackthorn Grove, Tipperary Town.( email )

Introduction to earth techniques,
How they were built

Demonstrating testing methods, digging and mixing the soils.

The cube test
The rolling test
The bottle test
The shrinkage test

Looking at additives for stabilisation, if needed.
Looking at Lime or cement, which is best and how much recommended.

Trail examples on the different styles

Wattle and Daub

Environmental Issues concerning the fabric of the building
Erosion of different soils

Cob and the Building regulations

Building and shaping cob walls insitu or cob shuttered walling.

Wall renders