Blessington Stones in Dublin
Full title: Granite as a building material in Dublin in the early eighteenth century
Creator / Author: John Hussey
Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p
Journal Information: History Ireland, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 18-20
When Published: November / December 2014
Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.
About: In this three-page article the author investigates when granite was first used as a building material in Dublin. He also traces the origin of this granite to the Woodend and Threecastles quarries in the Blessington area. Indeed the granite came to be referred to as ‘Blessington Stones’ in transactions of the time.
ID number(s): 0791-8224
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