Connemara Marble – Ireland’s National Gem
Beneath the beautiful, rugged landscape of Connemara lies Ireland’s green marble. For centuries it has been brought to the surface, worked into jewellery and sought after to adorn fine buildings. This is the fascinating story of this iconic stone, and of the people and place it has touched.
Stephen Walsh shares the knowledge that he has gleaned over a lifetime of working with Connemara marble, outlining the history and landscape of Connemara, and the part that the quarrying and production of marble played in that story