About

The Research Team

Patrick Wyse Jackson is an Associate Professor in Geology and Curator of the Geological Museum in the Department of Geology, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, where he also carries out research on dimension and decorative stone as part of the STONEBUILT IRELAND project.  He also has interests in fossil bryozoans and the history of geology in Ireland.

Louise Caulfield is a research fellow in the Department of Geology, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. She is a PhD candidate in geology researching the exploitation of decorative stone in Victorian Ireland.  She was a research assistant on the Making Victorian Dublin project and now carries out research for the STONEBUILT IRELAND project.

Andrew Tierney, historian of art and architecture, was a valuable member of the STONEBUILT IRELAND team in 2019. He was also a research assistant on the Making Victorian Dublin project and now carries out research for Craftvalue.

Acknowledgements

Invaluable funding towards the STONEBUILT IRELAND project was generously provided for the by the Irish Research Council as part of the COALESCE project funding scheme 2019–20 for which we are most grateful.

During the course of this research we have received valuable information and encouragement from a large number of people who answered questions concerning building and decorative stone, its quarrying, working and uses, as well as architecture and buildings. We also received facilities and assistance in setting up our displays. We warmly thank all who have contributed to the success of the STONEBUILT IRELAND project: Michelle Boyle and Kevin McBrearty (Macmonagle Stone, Mountcharles, Donegal), John Cahill (OPW), Christine Casey (TCD), Peter Cox (Carrig), Joanne Curran (Consarc), James Dempsey (Adare Manor), Josephine Donnelan (OPW), Una Farrell (TCD), John Feehan (Birr), Martin Feely (NUIG), Aidan Forde and Dermot Keating (Valentia Slate), Siobhán Geoghegan (OPW), Julian Girdham, the late Brian J. Goggin, Joe Hannibal, Mary Heffernan (OPW), John Hussey, Niall Kavanagh (McKeon Stone, Stradbally), Brendan Joyce (Ballinahinch), Ambrose Joyce (Connemara Marble Industries Ltd., Moycullen), Alan McConnell (S. McConnell & Sons Ltd., Newry), Fergus McCormick (OPW), the late Dave McEvoy and John McEvoy (Ballyknockan), Eoin McGrath (GSI), Edward McParland (TCD), Ian Meighan (TCD), Nigel Monaghan (National Museum of Ireland), Declan Nolan (Carlow Stone Centre, Ballon), Tim O’Connell (O’Connell Stone, Cork), Dermot O’Dwyer (TCD), Terry O’Flaherty (Ballyknockan), Maurice O’Keeffe, Paul O’Sullivan (Stonepave, Dublin), Nicholas Olsberg, the late Matthew Parkes (National Museum of Ireland), Sara Pavia (TCD), Roy Reavey (Armagh Marble Co.), Nicholas Ryan, Ian Sanders (TCD), George Sevastopulo (TCD), Donal Stack (OPW), Gerry Stanley (GSI), Dawson Stelfox (Consarc), Andrew Tierney (TCD), Dirk Vandam (Kilkenny Limestone Quarries Ltd.), Koen Verbruggen (GSI), and the late John Wyse Jackson.

A number of stone suppliers and quarry owners have provided stone samples for display and these will be deposited in the Geological Museum, Trinity College, Dublin.