Ireland has historically been divided into four provinces, the origin of these provinces can be traced to the territories of the great Irish families, O’Neill-Ulster,O’Brien-Munster, O’Connor-Connaught and Mac Murraigh-Kavanagh-Leinster.
Each Province also has it’s own distinctive marble, Connemara green marble from West Connaught is probably the best known followed by Kilkenny black from Leinster, the lesser known red marble from Cork-Munster and the white marble from Derry-Ulster have their own character and natural beauty.
Since 1950 “Connemara Marble By Gerard” have specialised in the manufacture of hand-carved souvenirs and jewellery from Connemara marble We now bring you products in all four marbles as a true representation of the entire island of Ireland.
MARBLES OF THE FOUR PROVINCES OF IRELAND
NAME: CONNEMARA MARBLE NAME: CORK RED MARBLE
PROVINCE: CONNAUGHT PROVINCE: MUNSTER
COUNTY: GALWAY COUNTY: CORK
CITY: GALWAY CITY: MITCHELSTOWN
COLOUR: GREEN COLOUR: RED
NAME: KILKENNY MARBLE NAME: ULSTER WHITE MARBLE
PROVINCE: LEINSTER PROVINCE: ULSTER
COUNTY: KILKENNY COUNTY: DERRY
CITY: KILKENNY CITY: DERRY
COLOUR: BLACK COLOUR: WHITE
This listing is for 1 string (approx. 33 beads) of the finest quality Connemara marble all hand crafted in the West of Ireland