Kilkenny Blue Limestone

Irish Blue Limestone is a natural material and the physical properties reflect the conditions under which the stone originally formed and the subsequent geological history of Ireland.

Kilkenny, The Sculptor’s Choice

There is a great tradition of Sculptors using Threecastles Limestone for important civic and private works. The many textures and finishes on Limestone give the artist great scope for expression.

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McKeon Stone - Quarrymasters and Stone Masons

Since 1950 McKeon Stone has been supplying Irish limestone stone products to the Irish and European markets.
At our limestone quarry in Threecastles, Kilkenny we extract large premium limestone blocks using world-class quarrying technology.
At our stone factory in Stradbally, Co Laois we cut and craft the stone to each customer’s unique designs.
McKeon Stone is the last remaining Irish owned and managed dimensional Limestone quarry on the island.

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Well done, Niall. You and your team have had a profound impact here and it will never be forgotten.

Steve Greeley

New England Director, Vice President of Major Gifts

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Latest News

Machinery Movers magazine, November 2018 issue

Machinery Movers magazine, November 2018 issue

Jimmy McKeon from Stradbally, County Laois, a master craftsman and a skilled expert in stone carving, started his own business in Stradbally in 1950. Since then, McKeon Stone has been extracting large premium blocks of stone, using world-class technology, from their 20-acre site. Built stone The special features and versatility of natural blue limestone offer architects, builders and sculptors countless…

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Carving A Reputation

Carving A Reputation

As a master craftsman, Jimmy McKeon was already a skilled carver of stone when he launched his own business quarrying one of the most versatile types of stone in Ireland – McKeon’s Kilkenny Blue Limestone.

McKeon Stone is the sole remaining Irish-owned limestone quarry in Ireland and specialises in providing a bespoke cutting and carving service carried out at their workshop in Stradbally. 

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Brendan Mc Gloin, Sculptor – Celtic Cross in Kilkenny Limestone

Brendan Mc Gloin, Sculptor – Celtic Cross in Kilkenny Limestone

Brendan Mc Gloin is a self-taught sculptor with a penchant for surfing (when he’s not carving masterpieces, that is) who has been working with stone for the past 25 years.  Brendan originally qualified as a Graphic Designer but got hooked on carving stone in Bristol, followed by several years in Australia and New Zealand, working with the Australian Board of Works in Sydney, where he made a valuable contribution to restoration projects such as St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Museum and the Land and Titles building.

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