Our Kilbarron Castle Conservation Group are currently fundraising to help conserve the Hourglass Wall at the site of Kilbarron Castle.
We have now gone through almost a year that has brought most social and community activities to an abrupt halt. We hope that the second half of 2021 will be a much better year and hopefully we can resume our group’s project of conserving the “Hourglass wall“ at Kilbarron Castle.
We haven’t been actively fundraising during 2020 but even so many kind people have continued to contribute to our fund through our “Adopt a Stone” initiative!
In case any horrified conservationists think that we are painting each name on the conserved wall, our plan is that once the conservation work is completed on the wall, we will create a life size photograph of the restored wall and place the names of all our contributors on this replica wall. Thus every contributor will be recognised for their much appreciated donation.
To illustrate this, see attached a sketch of the restored wall with the names of all those who have given so generously to date.
The ruins which you can see today are the remains of the castle where rebuilding started in 1391. The Hourglass Wall is the final remains of the north wall of the castle hall. This iconic remnant of the Castle is now in a parlous state.
Help us to conserve Hourglass Wall by adopting a stone by contributing €10 to our PayPal account.
Contributors to our Adopt-A-Stone appeal can have their name recorded on a stone on a life-size image of the restored wall.