It wouldn't be an authentic Irish experience without some rain and muck, but the novelty has now worn off. The rain slows everything down, weighing down the mortar, diminishing its strength and causing walls to sag, and sagging spirits too. We had some much needed new help arrive--two students from Swinford School and also a first-year architecture student from University College Dublin, who has family connections to Dr. Henry! Speaking of Dr Henry, his gravestone marker had been broken, and as part of the project, Declan McNamara is making a repair.
See this video for Declan's explanation of how he is repairing the headstone.