Carlow Stone Centre was founded in 1980 by Patrick & Teresa Nolan and set up in the current premises at Ballykealey, Ballon, Co. Carlow with an office and showroom at Kennedy St, Carlow (formally Walsh’s Monumental Works).
The Nolans have been involved with the stone trade for four generations as described in the article below.
Initially the Nolans produced monumental stonework and farm working pieces such as granite stone rollers and gate piers. As time passed the stone working applications changed and Carlow Stone Centre produced stone and marble fire places and stone counter tops branching out into more sophisticated architectural work such as stone work on modern buildings, special architectural features to the hotel and other commercial premises. This includes shop fronts, hotel foyers, church altars, stairways and specially designed fireplaces & memorials.
Carlow Stone Centre also specialises in designing and constructing unique pieces of stonework of a commerative nature using local and imported stone from all over the world.