Quarrying in Dunmore

A very fine grit stone was raised in considerable quantities near Dunmore, of every thickness from that of slates to the largest millstones, which are the beginning of the nineteenth century were usually sold for ten guineas a pair. They were for some purposes considered to be superior to French burr stones at 30 or 40 a pair. The decline of this industry was due like that of the milling industry throughout Ireland to the repeal of the corn laws.

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