Stonecutters, stone masons and stone carvers - some Irish sources

As we record grave memorials throughout the country we come across the names of the stonecarvers and cutters who made them. Sometimes a signature (in full or initials) is found below the upper carvings and sometimes at the base of the stone. We have come across Bolster, Beary, Keane and Dack, amongst many others, and as the project develops we will pursue other historic sources to research these tradesmen.

Commercial directories have listings of tradesmen, often with addresses, and have been digitised as pdf files such as Fultons directory from Cobh or as a searchable datasets as found in the Limerick City archives.