Richard Cody of Tullaherin took early retirement from farming and took up the craft of dry-stone wall building, taking after his father who used to do similar work in hedging and fencing. Richard’s background is interesting in that his parents’ marriage was arranged and he explains how it came to pass. The area is steeped in history, with a round tower nearby and a stone fountain built by the local landlord for use by the tenants of the area. We toured the Cody farmyard, a deserted, sad and lonely place now.
Keywords: dry stone wall, hedging, fencing, craft, farming