Modern Stone and Granite Working
S McConnell and Sons Stone and granite working has changed a great deal since the 1800s when everything was done by hand. Nowadays state of the art technology like CNC technology is used, combined with highly skilled stone masons and carvers. Loading the Robinson's lorry with granite in the 1960s, Annalong. Kilkeel company S McConnell & Sons are one of Northern Irelands best known stone specialists, working with stone for over forty years. Their impressive portfolio includes the Princess Diana memorial for Hyde Park along with the Armed Forces Memorial. The demanding design required 16,000 names to be cut into the walls of curved and straight limestone. The final dedication service took place in October 2007 and was attended by the Queen. Their latest project have included the refurbishment of the Connaught Hotel in London along with the Bomber Command Memorial.