Quarry

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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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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