Memorial

Ryanstone is a major supplier of monuments to monumental masons throughout the UK and island of Ireland.

Monuments are available to standard and client specified dimensions and designs. A wide range of Granites is available from around the world. Ryanstone carries a substantial stock of commonly specified granites to meet the demands of its extensive and discerning clientele. Ryanstone also quarries and supplies its own Wicklow Granite.

Ryanstone has been commissioned to produce many prestigious commemorative monuments throughout the western world – including USA, Germany, and the UK.

 

The Wurtzburg Cross

The Finished Celtic Cross erected in the Catholic Seminary in Wurtzburg

Peter Fisher (top) & Cristy Byrne fitting the cap on the cross witch now stands at 4.73 meters tall

Stuart Logan Hand Craving the inscription the cross.

An Taoisceach (Irish Prime Minister) Charles Haughey trying his hand at Carving Letters in Wicklow Granite, When he came to see off the Cross on its journey to Wurtzburg - Germany

Paul Ryan with Taoisceach (Irish Prime Minister) Charles Haughey during his Visit to the the Ryanstone Stone works in Blessington Co. Wicklow

St. Killians cross was donated to the Diocese of Wurzbrg by Ryanstone for the 1300th anniversary of the martyrs of the three Irish saints Killian, Kolonat and Totnan

The cross was completed in 1989 and presented by Cardinal O'Fiach and the Taoiseach Charles J. Haughey who is seen here at our Blessington works inspecting the cross.

Article on the Wurzburg Cross, featuring the Taoiseach, Charles J. Haughey published in the Irish Times, Saturday, May 13th 1989

Article on the Wurzburg Cross, from the German news paper, Post, Wednesday, June 28th 1989

The Termonmaguirc Cross

Celtic High Cross was erected at the site of St Colmcilles well.

The unveiling ceremony 10th September 2000.

The Termonmaguric High Cross standing over 24 ft high is the Highest Celtic cross in the world. The cross was constructed and erected By Ryanstone at Ct Colmcilles well in the grounds of St Colmcilles church and was dedicated on Sunday September 10th 2000. Homily by Cardinal Sean Brady http//www.termonmaguircparish.com

Side and rear view of The Panels on the Termonmaguirc High Cross

 

Main panel comerates Pope John Paul placing a note in the wailing wall during a visit to the Holy land.

Dean Brian Maguirc The work was commissioned by the parish of Termonmaguirc for the Jubilee year 20000. The basic cross design was done at Ryanstone and the panels were designed by Fr Sean Hegarty, Fergus O, Farrell, with inputs from Sculptor Brendan Crowe: and Stuart Logan of Ryanstone. Brendan Crowe and Stuart Logan carved the panels on the cross

Panel showing the Holy Trinity.

Members of the clergy with his Eminence Cardinal Brady in the centre, the Papal Nuncio to Ireland to his right, Fr Sean Hegarty (Glasses) and Paul Ryan of Ryanstone to the extreme right.

This High Cross was erected in the Parish of Termonmaguirc, Co Tyrone, to celebrate Jubilee 2000. It was blessed by Archbishop Seán Brady on Sunday, 10 September 2000. It sits in an area known as Fód na Marbh (sod of the dead) and is 24 feet high, making it the tallest Celtic Cross in Ireland.

It features scenes from the lives of Irish saints, and has a 21st century depiction of the historic moment when Pope John Paul II inserted a prayer of reconciliation into the Western Wall in Jerusalem during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March 2000.

The Wolfe Tone Memorial, St. Stephen's Green

Ryanstone supplied and erected the Wolfe tone memorial at the Northeast end of St. Stephens Green the material used is Wicklow granite Quarried and worked at our Quarry at Granabeg near Hollywood Co. Wicklow.

The “monolithic” appearance of the granite backdrop gives great strength to the monument. Led to some Dubliners giving it the nickname “Tonehenge”

The Wicklow granite used for the monument went through rigorous testing at the Institute of Industrial research and standards before erection.

View of the Wolfe Stone Statue in Bronze

Wicklow granite standing stones have a life of their own and weather well over the years

Bronze Plaque

Wicklow Granite carved stone 1763-1798

Thomas Davis Memorial

The stonework to this monument was worked at the ryanstones Wicklow Granite Quarry near Hollywood Co.Wicklow

The Wicklow granite for the monument was supplied and erected by ryanstone .

The Large Wicklow Granite block on which the bronze statue of Wolfe Tone stands was worked at Ryanstones Quarry at Granabeg near Hollywood Co. Wicklow and at our works, which were situated by the Library in Dundrum Co. Dublin.

Fountain, St. Stephen's Green

The three Fates Fountain by Joseph Wackrerite was presented to the Irish people as a gift from the people of Germany in thanks giving for Irish help in reliving distress after world war two. The fountain was erected by Ryanstone using Wicklow granite. Ryanstone also supplied and erected the “Yates Memorial stone and monument in St Stephens green

Monuments are available to standard and client specified dimensions and designs. A wide range of Granites is available from around the world. Ryanstone carries a substantial stock of commonly specified granites and Limestone to meet the demands of its extensive and discerning clientele.

Ryanstone also quarries and supplies its own Wicklow Granite. We also carry a stock of Portland stone for the production of headstones and grave markers for the UK market. Ryanstone can assist with the layout of headstone epithaps together with what to put on a headstone and can also supply headstone design examples together with advice on headstone cleaning.

Veronica Guerin Turley Memorial

My friend Graham asked if we could simulate a page of the Independent Newspaper as a fitting memorial for Veronica. Graham wanted to have a photograph of Veronica on the memorial. We manufactured the headstone at Blessington and decided to ask Funeralcare, CWS, our largest customer in the UK ( who are specialists in this technique ) to transfer the photograph to stone. Time was short but they made an expert job of the lettering and photograph. Les Thompson, the Masonry manager of Funeralcare Memorial Masons Glasgow, met Paul Ryan at Stranraer port in order to meet the 1st Anniversary of Veronica's untimely death.

Thanks to Funeralcare, the memorial was erected on time by David Pierce of Swords Monument Works

Glencree Memorial, Co. Wicklow

The Glenncree Memorial was erected in honour of the German Airmen who lost their lives in Irish skies in the 1939-45 world war.

Church Project

Angels carved at Blessington by Ryanstone staff

Old Renfrew Airfield Memorial, Scotland