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Sand Martins Nesting at Threecastles Quarry

Sand Martins Nesting at Threecastles Quarry

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.

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McKeon Stone Attends the Natural Stone Show London 2017

McKeon Stone Attends the Natural Stone Show London 2017

We were very pleased to see a strong showing from Irish firms at the recent Natural Stone Show, held at Excel in London’s Docklands. This show takes place every two years, and is the only trade show which concentrates exclusively on natural stone, so it’s an important event for our industry. Five of us from McKeon Stone spent a day at the show, where some of our Kilkenny Blue Limestone could be seen on the stand of our London distributor, the CED Stone Group. (That’s our MD, Niall Kavanagh shaking hands with our machinery supplier Julio, of Benetti Machine, Carrara, Italy, on the CED stand.) One of our customers, McMonagle Stone from Donegal, had their own stand at the show.

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Threecastles Quarry Becomes a Fashion Location

Threecastles Quarry Becomes a Fashion Location

McKeon Stone’s Threecastles Quarry in Kilkenny was put to an unusual purpose recently when it became the backdrop for a fashion photo-shoot. The huge quarry, where Kilkenny Blue Limestone has been mined for over two hundred years, played host to photographers and models from Horseware Ireland, a company which produces fashionable outfits for riders as well as essential equipment for horses.

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