Blessed with this blistering hot week we can throw up a scaffold and forge ahead.
Our only worry is that with temperatures reaching 27 degrees the lime mortar is drying terribly quickly as we work.
Prudently mixing mortar, only as much as we can use from hour to hour, and by increasing the water content slightly it remains workable for a little longer.
We cover the work in the evening as the air cools. Any hotter and it would need to be sprayed & dampened down.
Must be the sexiest fireplace in Donegal.