Hosted by the O'Flaherty Family.
This year marks the Bi-Centinery of the of the Ballyknockan Granite Quarries in operation and we intend to mark this occasion during National Heritage Week, 12th-20 August this
Ballyknockan is often referred to as “The Granite Village” or “The Skeleton of Dublin”. Since 1823, when the village of Ballyknockan was established as a direct result of the Quarries of Ballyknockan, the term “The Skeleton of Dublin” was coined. Ballyknockan granite plays a huge role in the structural integrity of Ireland’s historical buildings.
If you walked through Dublin City, it would be difficult to avoid a building made of Ballyknockan granite. The story of Ballyknockan is a Living History/Tradition, it has lasted Centuries while other stone communities dwindled. Its relative location to Dublin(20 minute drive from citywest), coupled with its historical legacies and high-quality stone, Ballyknockan holds a deep and important position in Irish history.
What we propose is a 2 hour walking tour around the Village;
> stopping at various buildings of Historical relevance
> a visit to the Ballyknockan Quarry
> a visit to several disused Quarries
> a visit to the Ballyknockan Lion and the Virgin Mary Granite Statues.
> finishing with a stone-cutting demonstration with tea and refreshments in the centre of the village.
Parking will be available , at the picnic area in Ballyknockan for the commencement of the Walking tour.
for bookings of further info call or email Killian : 0877659564 , firstname.lastname@example.org
investment : 10euro PP , refreshments provided .
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