The Obel Tower, the tallest building not only in Belfast but also in Ireland, was one of the most spectacular victims of the property bubble of 2009.
5, Harcourt Road, an almost futuristic building set in the heart of the commercial sector of Dublin, owes much of its dramatic effect to the clever use of Kilkenny Blue Limestone, supplied by McKeon Stone and fixed by Stonetech of Carlow.
Christmas is a celebration for everybody, and joining in the festive spirit this year is this silverback gorilla, carved by Michael Cooper, and now wearing a special wreath.
McKeon Stone recently supplied stone for a new Catholic chapel in Gloucestershire which was awarded a distinguished architectural prize.
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…
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.
Over €2,200 in prize money was awarded to the winners of this year’s stone awards at the Sculpture in Context in the National Botanic Gardens sponsored by McKeon Stone. Yvonne Mc Keon presented the prizes to the award-winning sculptors.
When a landmark building has stood since 1770 and has always been regarded as one of the finest eighteenth-century buildings in Dublin, its refurbishment and adaptation for modern use calls for the finest in design, architecture and materials.