Public talk on building with mud tonight

Architect Féile Butler will be the guest speaker at a Green Drinks Galway event which takes place at 8pm today (Thursday ) at the Cottage Bar in Lower Salthill. Her talk is entitled 'Building with Mud: Reviving an Ancient Tradition in a Modern World'.

Ms Butler will discuss the history of mud buildings in Ireland, the environmental benefits of using mud as a building material, the personal benefits of using this material, the limitations and challenges of building with mud in a modern, regulated society, and the future of mud building.

Ms Butler has extensive training and experience in the ancient craft of building with mud; last year she and her husband completed their own home which was constructed from soil excavated on site and mostly salvaged materials.

Her presentation will take place from 8pm with questions and answers afterwards. The event is one of an ongoing series of talks organised by Green Drinks Galway, and many attendees stay for a drink afterwards.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/470000943024809 All are welcome to attend.

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