Stonemasonry is defined as the creation of buildings and other structures using stone as the primary material. Seamus Connolly is an experienced stonemason and one of his company Kilkea Stone Yard’s biggest projects was the structural and restoration work of Kilkea Castle County Kildare and it’s many additional buildings. The building in the foreground has been adapted as a function room and has been remodeled to blend in with the older buildings. There are a lot of walls around the grounds of the castle. The existing terrace outside the bar has been upgraded.
The original monumental stone walls of the castle have been repointed, so the external masonry between the stones has been replaced to protect the structure from the effects of centuries of weather. The many steps and decorative walls required remedial attention. The event banqueting building has been faced with grey sandstone to blend in with the original stonework of the castle. The castle’s stables have been tastefully converted into accommodation.