McGraths Limestone Works Ltd is a 100% family owned & operated company with over 60 years experience in the business. Quarrying started in the Cong area in the 1950’s due to the introduction of the subsidy for the haulage of Ground Limestone for agricultural purposes. Mr Michael McGrath Snr, father of the current owners, purchased the quarry in the early 60’s from the Glynn family on an area of about 7 acres. The quarry has grown today to approximately 180 acres. Michael McGrath Snr produced only Limestone from the quarry up until his sudden death in 1970 at the age of 49. His wife Mary McGrath ran the business for a period of three years until Michael and John Joe took over its running which continues to this present day.
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- Business Type:
- Service provider
- Industry Type:
- Construction & Construction Materials
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
- Year Founded:
- less than $1,000,000 US
The business has expanded and grown every since, firstly it extended to the manufacturing of stone and aggregates for the building trade and local County Councils. In 1982 the company began producing ready mix concrete and concrete blocks and in 1995 saw the quarry exporting Weathered Limestone Rockery stone to mainland England where it is widely used by gardening centres and local authorities for landscaping purposes. Again in 1998 saw the quarry expanding as McGraths purchased a modern Asphalt Manufacturing Plant. Production, contract laying and civil engineering projects are all now a feature of McGraths Limestone Works. In more recent times the company again further expanded by installing a state-of-the-art limestone fines Filler Plant for the production of calcium carbonates.