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Great progress is being made on The Studio Café over the last couple of weeks. Charm Bee has been very busy with events, commissions and jewellery orders in the run up to Christmas. I visit the site a number of times every day as the pottery kiln is located there, and see how quickly the roof has been built. Inside the sense of space is astounding. The ceiling is high under the mezzanine level and the double height on the other third of the building is very cool. We’ve even considered leaving the rafters exposed. Here’s some of the latest pics…..


Labasheedas Lime Kiln

In the 18th, 19th and 20th century, lime kilns featured a lot in rural communities and Labasheeda was one of these. Locals would load the kiln with limestone rocks and burn them at high temperatures to produce lime dust. This was then spread on the land to help alleviate severe acidity thus improving the soil. The remnants of the old lime kiln is a short walk along the picturesque shores from the Quay.


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