Eric has always had a passion for indigenous Irish stone. Each piece of stone used in Eric’s work is carefully chosen from selected Irish quarries and then entirely designed and handcrafted at the Hennessy & Byrne workshop in Dunboyne, Co.Meath. The ancient Irish stone used in Eric’s work was formed up to 900 million years ago, a fact which drives Eric in his efforts to capture the essence and beauty of these hidden treasures of nature in order to create truly unique gifts.
Dublin & Wicklow Granite occurs naturally in the Dublin & Wicklow Mountains on the East coast of Ireland. Characterised by its light grey to white colour combined with its attractive flecks of silver mica this granite can also incorporate pink, beige and smoky grey tones which become most visible when it is polished to a high sheen finish. Geologists estimate that the formation of Dublin & Wicklow Granite dates back almost 420 million years.
Dublin & Wicklow Granite is an iconic stone and has been used in construction in Ireland for centuries. It is featured in many famous Irish landmarks such as Trinity College, the General Post Office, the Four Courts, and the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin among others.
Approximately 3" tall.