Marble from Killaloe

KILLALOE MARBLE WORKS

The marble mill in Killaloe

The marble mill in Killaloe

W & W Manderson

Beg respectfully to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public in general, that they have (from their Practical experience) made considerable and most important improvements in the working and Polishing of Marble at the above Establishment, so that every variety of work is executed in a superior style hitherto unprecedented, and which has enabled them to offer at such Reduced Prices, as greatly to facilitate its general use both in public and private Buildings.

The marble mill at Killaloe (OSI 6" map ~1840)

The marble mill at Killaloe (OSI 6″ map ~1840)

They have for Inspection an Extensive Stock of Irish and Foreign MARBLE CHIMNEY PIECES (of various designs, suited for every description of rooms).

In STATUARY, ELABORATELY, SCULPTURED and CARVED, of exquisite designs and good material.

In VEIN, DOVE, BLACK AND GOLD, ST ANN, BURDILLA, SHANNON SIENNA, IRISH PORPHYRY, FOSSILS, GREY AND BLACK.

MONUMENTS, TABLETS, COLUMNS, BUST PILLARS, WASH AND DRESSING TABLES, TABLE TOPS, BATHS, PAVEMENTS, SLABS FOR DAIRIES, and various other Ornaments.

Also an Extensive Stock of MILL RUBBED, AND SQUARED FLAGS, WINDOW SILLS, BARGE AND EAVE COURSES, TOMB, HEADSTONES, &c &c.

The safe conveyance and fixing of work guaranteed if required.

July 28, 1842

Nenagh Guardian 6 August 1842

My OSI logo and permit number for website

 

3 responses to “Marble from Killaloe

  1. andrew.irishrail@btopenworld.com

    Hello Brian. A million thanks for the additional item on Killaloe Marble Works, the mill as you know still stands and is in use by the ESB as a maintenance yard, for works in connection with the headrace and tailrace feeders for Ardnacrusha.  I believe the mill once had a water wheel, used to drive the machinery used in cutting and polishing the marble. We have discussed this aspect before, but on given my sight on the subject, given this item, i thought i should reply and say thanks. Enclosed are two photos showing the little wagon, used by the marble mill for moving the slabs of marble to the circular saw, it was built like this, or in the least we think it was, although there were other wagons used to move the marble from the quayside into the mill, probably all pushed by hand, the gauge of this little wagon, is unusual at 2ft-4in. The photos show the wagon being recovered from the top floor of the mill, where the wagon had sat, in use as a kind of mobile bench, although there never were any rails up on that floor. The ESB just adapted the wagon to suit a particular need. The second photo shows the wagon in the ESB yard, prior to removal to the Irish Narrow Gauge Trust at Dromod in Co Leitrim in 2007. So a little bit from the old days of the works has been saved for posterity. Kind regards. Andrew.

  2. Thanks, Andrew. bjg

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