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Connemara’s Hidden Treasure (Hibernia Magazine)

The following is an article that appeared in the Autumn 1998 edition of The World of Hibernia magazine


Along the Atlantic seaboard, on the west coast of Ireland, there are 12 mountains that are steeped in myth and which have inspired writers and poets for centuries.
At the heart of the “Twelve Bens” in Connemara, County Galway, nestle marble quarries that mine the unique green stone known as Connemara marble. Continue reading

Art of Stone

quiet_green_introAlone in the Atlantic, Ireland really does look from the air like a precious green gem, cut into hundreds of irregular facets by low stone walls. Stone defines Ireland’s spaces, and in the permanence of stone is recorded haunting fragments of the Irish past. Continue reading