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U.S. Representative

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Wicklow Granite

Wicklow Granite supplier / manufacturer

Architectural stone, Monuments, Headstones, Tiling

Wicklow Granite Paving, Seating, Fountains

Quarry

We first started quarrying Wicklow Granite in 1948 at Granabeg, Near the Village of Hollywood County Wicklow and we still operate the only active Dimension Wicklow granite stone Quarry.

Ryanstone has supplied and worked Wicklow Granite for many prestigious buildings and projects in Ireland the UK and Europe

Pictured below are some of our wicklow granite projects.

The General Post Office - Dublin, Ireland

General Post Office Dublin,

Leinster House

Leinster house

Other major projects include Maynooth College, St Patrick’s College Kiltegan, Fairview Church and many more

Wicklow granite from Ryanstone has been used for paving many Dublin Streets and our Paving Sett Cobble was used for paving the at the front of the Central Bank Dublin.

In addition to our larger projects we also supply Wicklow Granite for any sized projects. Please contact us for qoute or if you required any additional information.

Ha' Penny Bridge

Ha' Penny Bridge, In 2001 Dublin City Council decided to renovate the Ha, penny bridge in 2001. We worked along side Harland and Wolff, makers of the RMS Titanic to reinvigorate Irelands Landmark bridge for many more decades to come.

Four Courts

The Four Courts

The Department of the Taoiseach

The Department of the Taoiseach

The Wicklow Mountains are famous for granite rock, which has been quarried for hundreds of years. The mountains have been “weathered” (in the Geological Sense) to a depth of 250 Metres or 800/900 feet in some exposed areas.

Its use as building stone before the Industrial was generally from this exposed rock together with wide use of materials left over from the Ice age a mere Ten Thousand years ago not a long time when you consider that the Wicklow mountains were formed about 450 Million years ago. A process that started 500 Million years ago before Ireland as we know it existed for it was then beneath the Ocean.

Church

Mount Merrion Church which includes the last round tower to be built in Ireland and is one of our major jobs with hand worked material in Ireland.

Government Buildings

Government buildings,

Andrew Street Post Office

Andrew Street Post Office

The Wicklow Mountains stretch from South County Dublin to Wexford and form the largest mass of granite (batholith) in North West Europe.

When the Continental plates of North America and Europe came together about 420 million years ago the resultant pressure caused the rock to rise out of the Ocean forming the Wicklow Mountains.
The pressure created great heat and stress, which was exerted upon Muds sandstones, turning them into new rocks, which included Slates, Schists, and quartzites.
The earth’s molten magma was forced up and cooled slowly beneath the metamorphic rock forming the granite. The slow cooling gives the Wicklow granite its large crystalline appearance.

 

St Stephens Green

St. Stephens Green - Dublin Wicklow Granite Paving Supplied By Ryanstone.

Ryanstone Quality

Ryanstone has supplied building stone for many diverse projects – from national institutions to heritage sites. Ryanstone has both the manufacturing capacity and traditional skills required for the most demanding work.

Ryanstone is equipped to handle high volume building projects, whether the requirement is for simple rectilinear blocks or more complex specifications requiring the skills of highly qualified masons.

At Ryanstone, we believe that success is designed into the project through PARTNERSHIP at the earliest stages of the project