Patrick Hickey is a generational mason, 45 years committed to the craft. Patrick’s expertise lies in traditional Irish stonework, historic mortars and practical stone conservation; he is skilled in the traditional art of hand dressing and laying all types of stone and historic mortars.
Patrick advises on all elements of stonework projects including the planning stages, conservation, cleaning, reconstruction and maintenance of stone elements and masonry. He regularly manages and supervises projects whilst also training or up skilling other stone masons in the art of traditional Irish stonemasonry. He teaches a range of different traditional masonry courses – including in the Irish National Heritage Park – to people of all knowledge bases.
Patrick has worked all over Ireland, with projects as far away as New York and France. He has been involved in many exciting heritage projects, such as the emergency consolidation works on Wexford’s 19th century Round Tower Crimean War Memorial (in the centre of the Carrick site) as well as traditional stonemasonry at Castleboro Stables and Porter Lodge to name but a few. We are delighted Patrick has agreed to oversee the construction of the replica walls at Carrick, whilst also teaching students based on his vast experience.