Eric Byrne - Hennessy & Byrne Ltd.
- Material: Irish Green Marble/Connemara Marble, KilkennyBlack Marble/ Limestone & Dublin/Wicklow Granite
- Objects: Cheeseboards and Serving Platters, a broad selection of Serving Utensils, egg holders, napkin holders, salt and pepper pots, Candlesticks and tealight holders, table clocks and whiskey stones, a selection of Christmas ornaments. We also make furniture on a commission basis as well as presentations/awards also by commission.
- Runs Courses: No
Price range of goods produced
Design duo Hennessy & Byrne create tableware and giftware from indigenous Irish stone, such as Irish Green/ Connemara Marble, Kilkenny Black Marble and Limestone and the silver granite of the Dublin and Wicklow region. Building on a family tradition that spans more than half a century, their products are entirely designed and handcrafted in the recently established Hennessy & Byrne Marble Works situated within the historic grounds of Russborough House in Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Eric Byrne is a second generation master stonemason and designer/maker of the Hennessy & Byrne range. The Dubliner learned his craft at his father’s side, starting in the monumental business and handcrafting stone fireplaces, and then during the infamous Celtic Tiger years Eric went on to specialise in bespoke marble and granite kitchens and bathrooms. ‘With the demise of the Celtic Tiger I needed to change career path. Stone cutting and carving was always my passion so I channelled this into the creation of a range of stone tableware and in late 2010, with my wife, Jeanine, and the support of our family Hennessy & Byrne Ltd. was established.’ ‘From the very beginning our aim has been to reintroduce the public to Ireland’s beautiful native marble and granite and to bring this exquisite raw material into the home in the form of classic yet functional pieces . We received a tremendous response to our designs and with the story behind our range. The ancient stone used in our work was formed up to 900 million years ago so our creations are not just ‘made in Ireland’ but crafted literally from Ireland’s bedrock.’