New owner for Ireland's Valentia Slate | Stone Specialist

Mar 11, 2019· Valentia Slate, produced from an island of slate just off the coast of the Ring of Kerry in the south-west of Ireland, has a new owner. The slate, which has been used for repairs to the floors of the Houses of Parliament in England since 2004 as well as the Irish homes of Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw in and the City) and Irish singer-songwriter Bono (among others) has been …

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Grotto & Slate Quarry | Valentia Island | UPDATED February ...

Book your tickets online for Grotto & Slate Quarry, Valentia Island: See 3 reviews, articles, and 7 photos of Grotto & Slate Quarry, ranked 4 on Tripadvisor among 18 attractions in Valentia Island.

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Valentia Island - Wikipedia

Valentia Island (Irish: Dairbhre, meaning "The Oak Wood") is one of Ireland's most westerly points. It lies off the Iveragh Peninsula in the southwest of County Kerry.It is linked to the mainland by the Maurice O'Neill Memorial Bridge at Portmagee.A car ferry also departs from Reenard Point to Knightstown, the island's main settlement, from April to October.

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Sea View Valentia Island Cottage - Self-catering holiday ...

Valentia Island Cottage -Sea View is a well-equipped traditional rural cottage accommodation with panoramic views of the sea and mountains of Valentia Island in County Kerry. Set in a quiet peaceful location with its own garden this recently refurbished cottage can sleep seven guests. It offers an open plan kitchen/living area with an open turf ...

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Old Slate Quarry (Valentia Island) - 2020 All You Need to ...

We recommend booking Old Slate Quarry tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 4 Old Slate Quarry tours on Tripadvisor

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Grotto & Slate Quarry | Valentia Island

Famous for the quality of the slate quarried, this recently reopened quarry is famous for providing the slate for the Paris Opera House, London’s Houses of Parliament and many billiard tables, including one made for the Duke of Wellington & Queen Victoria, today it is used as counter tops, tables and roof slate to name a few (see Valentia ...

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Old Slate Quarry (Valentia Island) - All You Need to Know ...

Book your tickets online for Old Slate Quarry, Valentia Island: See 87 reviews, articles, and 45 photos of Old Slate Quarry, ranked No.5 on TripAdvisor among 18 attractions in Valentia Island.

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Valentia Roof Slate - IRISH - Killoran Slate

Valentia has a unique mottled effect when finely rubbed (polished) and is particularly attractive for bar counters, work tops etc. Valentia is the only Irish slate quarry extracting slate block at this point in time. Valentia Slate produce a beautiful range of garden furniture, fire …

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Old slate - Old Slate Quarry, Valentia Island Traveller ...

Old Slate Quarry: Old slate - See 87 traveler reviews, 45 candid photos, and great deals for Valentia Island, Ireland, at TripAdvisor.

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History | Valentia Slate Quarry

George Magnus became a shareholder in the Quarry and he set up an enamelling business in London and one of his finest products was white enamelled Valentia Slate Billiard Tables made entirely of Slate and one of these can still be seen in the Isle of Wight.

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RTÉ Archives | Environment | Valentia Slate

Plans to reopen the slate quarry on Valentia and utilise the island's natural resource to provide local employment in Kerry. Valentia Island is where the first transatlantic cables were laid in ...

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View from the top of the Valentia island slate quarry ...

The British Houses of Parliament in Westminster are to be laid with slate from the quarry on Valentia Island off the coast of Co Kerry. The buildings are undergoing a a major restoration at the moment.

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Valentia Island

The Vikings plundered all over Ireland a thousand years ago, but they left Valentia Island untouched. It is preserved, with pre-Christian remains, a famous grotto, and the footsteps of ancient life forms. What to See and Do. We cruised the island by car, discovering the huge slate quarry on the north side.

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The Old Slate Quarry, Valentia Island | cityseeker

Perched high up on a towering hill is Valentia Island's old slate quarry. Here, slate was hollowed out for many years, going to roof such prestigious premises as the British Parliament and Paris Opera House. When the slate ran out, so did much of the island's prosperity. The gaping cavern that was left behind now houses a religious grotto. A statue of the Mary was erected in 1954 and ...

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Slate for Floor, Paving, etc. - Killoran Slate

Killoran (Irish) slate internal flooring and external paving can be seen at the Blasket Interpretive Centre, Dunquin DINGLE. Excellent examples can also be seen in Dublin Castle – at the Chester Beatty Library, internal slate flooring on ground floor and external slate paving on roof garden.

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Two wells on Valentia Island | Holy Wells of Cork & Kerry

Grotto & Slate Quarry. Nearby lies another unique monument – a grotto in a slate quarry! What a strange and unexpected sight. This is what the Valentia Life website has to say about it: The Slate Quarry first opened in 1816 under the direction of the Knight of Kerry and has been a working quarry on and off since that date.

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Valentia Island Walking Tour | Geokaun Mountain, Fogher ...

Valentia Slate Quarry. Looking down from Miner's View, we saw the Valentia slate quarry, which opened in 1816. Mining slate provided employment during the Irish potato famine years in the 1840s. The drive to the Valentia Island slate quarry, from the Geokaun …

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The Best Valentia Slate Quarry Tours & Tickets 2020 - Ring ...

Check out the best tours and activities to experience Valentia Slate Quarry. Don't miss out on great deals for things to do on your trip to Ring of Kerry! Reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready for thousands of tours on Viator.

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Grotto Slate Quarry - Valentia Island - County Kerry - Ireland

Jun 10, 2017· Grotte de la carrière d'ardoise - Île de Valentia - Comté de Kerry - Irlande Coordonnées GPS: 51°55'30.9"N 10°20'33.6"W Il s'agit en fait d'une carrière où l'on extrait l'ardoise.

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The Roofing Slate of Ireland - TRADITIONAL ROOFING

At one time, hundreds of slate quarries operated in Ireland, but the Irish potato famine in 1847 undermined the Irish slate industry when many Irish emigrated to the U.S. Today there is only one working slate quarry in Ireland — the Valentia quarry on Valentia Island off the southwest coast.

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Quarry - Review of Old Slate Quarry, Valentia Island ...

Jun 23, 2017· Old Slate Quarry: Quarry - See 87 traveler reviews, 45 candid photos, and great deals for Valentia Island, Ireland, at TripAdvisor.

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Visit Old Slate Quarry on your trip to Valentia Island or ...

Old Slate Quarry is located in Valentia Island. Plan to visit Old Slate Quarry during your Valentia Island vacation using our convenient Valentia Island road trip planning tool.

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Valentia Slate - Posts | Facebook

Valentia Slate Quarry Ltd, is Ireland's only operating Slate Quarry. It comes to the market as a going concern providing a unique opportunity for the right buyer. For Irish and European based buyers it provides the opportunity to own a well established reputable business with a national and internat...

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Slate Quarry and Grotto, Valentia Island, Kerry | Activeme.ie

The Valentia Island Slate Quarry was first opened in 1816 by the Knight of Kerry. The quality of the slate quarried has made this quarry world famous and used on many famous building worldwide. These include London’s Houses of Parliament, Paris Opera House and many snooker tables.

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Old Slate Quarry (Valentia Island) - 2020 All You Need to ...

Oct 23, 2019· All reviews worth a visit paris opera interesting history rock fall interesting place shrine grotto parliament marian road ireland valentia views drive mary piled island detour fence car. Terry-lee M wrote a review Oct 2019. ... We recommend booking Old Slate Quarry tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can ...

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Valentia Slate Quarry and Valentia Island Grotto, Valentia ...

You can visit Valentia Slate Quarry and Valentia Island Grotto's webpage at Valentia Slate Quarry and Valentia Island Grotto, Valentia, Co. Kerry Or e-mail them by clicking here In 1954, The Marian Year in Ireland many Grottos were opened all over Ireland in Honour of Our Lady.

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Bright future for Valentia Slate as a new owner takes the ...

Valentia Slate has graced unique and iconic buildings around the world including Westminster and St Paul's Cathedral, and famous homes in Ireland belonging to the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and ...

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Valentia Slate on Valentia Island, The Ring of Kerry

Slate products produced from Valentia slate included roofing slates, flooring slabs, fire-surrounds, snooker tables, sills, lintels etc. Many houses locally would have been slated with Valentia slate and are still in use today. While the quarry has a very prestigious past there is not a huge amount to see at the quarry …

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Valentia Slate - Home | Facebook

Valentia Slate. 1,095 likes · 70 talking about this. Irelands Only Slate Quarry. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Press alt + / to open this menu. Facebook. ... Weather Alerts Ireland. Media/News Company. Valentia Angling. Sports & Recreation. Valentia Young Islanders. Sports.

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Quarries: Valentia Slate | Stone Specialist

Apr 08, 2015· The rights to 130acres of the slate plus the equipment to process it could be yours. The slate from the island of Valentia off the coast of the Ring of Kerry in the south-west of Ireland has a long and distinguished provenance that the current owners now want to …

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Old Slate Quarry (Valentia Island): UPDATED 2020 All You ...

Book your tickets online for Old Slate Quarry, Valentia Island: See 87 reviews, articles, and 45 photos of Old Slate Quarry, ranked No.5 on Tripadvisor among 18 attractions in Valentia Island.

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List of slate quarries in Ireland - Mine Exploration

Valentia (Dairbhre) Slate Quarry - Ireland / V 2 albums / 6 photos / 1 photo votes / 0 documents / 0 notes Last modified ... As a registered AditNow member you are very welcome to add new mine/quarry/site to the database We are very grateful to people for contributing and increasing the number of mines and quarries in the database!

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