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McKeon Stone still rolling along with plans to expand quarry

Kilkenny firm’s quality limestone carves out a niche with sculptors

14th April, 2019
Niall Kavanagh at the company’s facility in Stradbally, Co Laois Pic: Dylan Vaughan

McKeon Stone, the Co Kilkenny supplier of Irish blue limestone to the Irish and European market, is exploring plans to expand its Threecastles quarry to boost capacity.

Established in 1950 by founder Jimmy McKeon, the company supplies limestone products, including architectural cut stone, cladding and paving, to the construction sector in Ireland, Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

“Our limestone was historically used for headstones,” said Niall Kavanagh, managing director at McKeon Stone

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