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Ireland, Connemara Marble is 900 million years old. The mining of Connemara Marble is one of Ireland’s oldest indigenous industries. The Joyce family opened the Streamstown marble quarry in Clifden in 1822. Marble from here adorns the Galway Cathedral floor and the walls of the Senate Chamber of the State Capital Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
The bronze statue of Mary Kate Danaher and Sean Thornton from the film 'The Quiet Man' unveiled yesterday afternoon 10-6-2013 in the Village of Cong, Ireland during their annual Cong festival. Congratulations to all in Cong and to Paddy Rock and his team. This is a fantastic monument honoring a film masterpiece..