Stone – No. 24
There is a long tradition of working with stone in Ireland. This film documents the lifestyle and work of quarrymen and stonecutters at Ticknock, Co. Dublin, and Ballyknockan, Co. Wicklow. Skilled masons and carvers cut the famous Irish granite for the statues and façade of the Bank of Ireland, College Green in the heart of Dublin City. It includes the laying of cobblestones in Trinity College, Dublin, and the carving of a decorative Georgian-style mantelpiece. This film captures some of the last quarrymen working the granite quarries which have sadly gone into subsequent decline. Made in 1981.
Commentary- Éamonn Mac Thomáis; Music- Terry Odlum; Running time – 26 minutes