Headstones, lasting memorials

Letter carving
Letter carving

Valentia Slate headstone

Devine (Front)
Devine (Front)

The carved detail is from Emma's sketchbook

Devine (Back)
Devine (Back)
Creedon.jpg
Creedon.jpg

Kilkenny Limestone headstone with the inscription in Irish

Creedon (close up).jpg
Creedon (close up).jpg

Carved swallow and touches of colour and gold leaf

Lenox-Conyngham
Lenox-Conyngham

Kilkenny marble headstone, Melosina is a descendant of the Butlers of Ormonde (Kilkenny Castle)

Dix Con
Dix Con

Portuguese Limestone headstone on Kilkenny Limestone base stone. A butterfly and rose detail are carved on the front above and below the wording.

Dix-Conway (Close up)
Dix-Conway (Close up)

When I was shaping the round top of this headstone I cut very carefully to leave a raised piece which I then carved into a butterfly in strong relief

Connelly (Front)
Connelly (Front)
Geoghegan
Geoghegan
Costello
Costello
Nuzum
Nuzum

Snowdrops carved onto Joshua's headstone

Gardner
Gardner
Casey-Rouzier (Front)
Casey-Rouzier (Front)
Casey-Rouzier (Back)
Casey-Rouzier (Back)
Matthews
Matthews
Little
Little
Little (detail)
Little (detail)

Acorns and oak leaves decorate this headstone

Connelly (Back)
Connelly (Back)

A robin on a garden fork is carved in strong relief on the back of this headstone.

Connelly (Front)
Connelly (Front)

Relief carving of daffodils