|Kilkenny marble heart pendant, Dubh Linn|
Historically, there were several marble quarries in the Kilkenny region including Gallows Hill, Archers Grove, Black Quarry Hill and Butlers Grove outside Gowran. The latter is the only working quarry in the area that is mining Kilkenny black marble. A pure black version of the stone is found further West around Galway.
|Daniel O'Connell's Monument|
|Kilkenny marble earrings|
I'm proud to include this Irish marble in my jewellery whenever I can get my hands on the rare beads.