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Hennessy & Byrne create beautiful, high quality and functional tableware and giftware with indigenous Irish stone. Connemara Marble, Kilkenny Limestone, as well as with granite from the Dublin and Wicklow regions are the stars of their products.
The Connemara Marble used in the Hennessy & Byrne tableware and giftware is quarried from the ancient marble quarry which is owned by the Joyce family. It is nestled among the ‘Twelve Bens’ in Connemara, Co. Galway and every piece is supplied in its own presentation box.
Connemara Marble is world renowned for its unique green colour. Its distinctive swirling veins of sepia and grey and the added sparkle of crystalline mica. Geologists estimate that the formation of Connemara Marble dates back 750 million years. This exceptionally rare marble reflects the ever-changing colours of the Emerald Isle, its landscape, mountains, lakes and coastline and as such no two pieces of Connemara Marble are alike.
Steeped in myth and mystery, Connemara Marble is said to bring serenity and good fortune to those who keep it close. It is also the traditional gift between families who vow friendship through generations.