McKeon Stone - Quarrymasters and Stone Masons


A sculpture dedicated to the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett was recently completed at the McKeon workshop in Stradbally, County Laois by sculptor Eileen MacDonagh.

McKeon limestone provides natural beauty in a new fountain at Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo. 

Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle is famous for its extensive gardens, which were first laid out by the Guinness family in the nineteenth century, and have since been developed to become amongst the finest in Ireland. In 1996, an ornamental pond was built in the Tollman Garden, which is overlooked by the castle's terrace. It was decided more recently that a fountain would be added, with a pattern of six walkways by which the pond could be approached. 

Summer Visitors at Threecastles Quarry

Sand martins are small birds, looking rather like their relative the house martin, who usually nest in colonies, in burrows which they excavate in sandy cliffs. This year, we were amazed to see that a flock of them had made their home in a pile of limestone dust at our quarry.

Michael Cusack Statue - A National Sporting Hero is Honoured

At McKeon Stone, we are very pleased to be associated with a new tribute to a hero of the sporting world. Michael Cusack (Mícheál Ó Cíosóg), the founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association, is being commemorated with a statue carved from our beautiful Kilkenny Blue Limestone, which will stand at the entrance to Cusack Park in Ennis, County Clare. The Park is the home of the Clare Gaelic Athletic Association.


McKeon Stone, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)57 8625 151
Fax: +353 (0)57 862 5301

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