Specifying Irish Blue Limestone: A Technical Guide

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Organisation profile

Established in the 1930s, the company, as now part of the Brachot-Hermant Group, directly employ in excess of 100 employees across three quarries based in Old Leighlin, Kellymount and Holdensrath. These quarries produce limestone blocks, slabs, tiles and paving for internal and external applications and are supplied to prestigious projects across Ireland, UK, Europe and Worldwide.The low-waste production methods used complement the naturally low embedded carbon.

Training aim

Attendees will understand the Geological Background of Irish Blue Limestone.

Attendees will have the Knowledge and the tools to enable them to Specify Blue Limestone for a variety of applications

Learning objectives

To provide attended with a knowledge and understanding of the technical and esthetical characteristics pertaining to the design, specification and qualities of Blue Limestone for different applications. A Technically  superior building material , the stones elegant and qualities have been celebrated in Irish Architecture from Ancient Monasteries and abbeys. Kilkenny Limestone has dedicated itself to its correct and appropriate usage in contributing to the great buildings of our modern age.

Course outline

Kilkenny Limestone's aim is to provide the attendees with a comprehensive knowledge of the technical and estheical characteristics pertaining to the specification of Irish Blue Limestone for any application. From its formation in the warm, shallow, tropical seas that once extended across much of what we know today as north east Europe, sea life and calcium carbonate crystallised over time to form the sedimentary rock with its characteristic coral strata, crinoid brachipod fossils.

Trainer's profile

We have specific expertise in Kilkenny Limestone to present the training.
Phillip Maher : General Manager Kilkenny Limestone with over 20 years of experience in Quarrying and Processing Limestone.
WIlliam Carrigan : Sales Manager Kilkenny Limestone with over 22 years commercial sales.
Michael Long : Sales Exec with over 40 years experience of selling and marketing Limestone through Municipal Bodies 
Damien Martin : 15 years sales experience in Construction.

Vincent Henry : 24 years experience in Design & Contracting

Course duration

One Hour

Assessment & certification

Attendance Certification will be awarded to each participant.

Who should attend

Engineers/Architects/Consulting Engineers and Specifiers covering Commercial, and Domestic Markets