Project Description

Whiskey on the Rocks! FP McCann Supply Stone for Visitor Centre and Two New Warehouses at Old Bushmills Distillery

Status: Completed

Location: Old Distillery Building, Bushmills

Division: Quarrying (Building Stone – Basalt)

Market Sector: Recreation

Main Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey

Stone Contractor: S McConnell & Sons Ltd.


FP McCann’s Bradley’s Quarry in Kilrea have supplied quarry stone to contractors S McConnell & Sons Ltd. for new stonework at the historic Old Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim.

A total of 600 tonnes of building stone was split on-site at Bradley’s Quarry and transported to the site in Bushmills for placing.

A combination of stone types were used for the project. Basalt was supplied for the stonework of the visitor centre and new distillery walling.

Commenting on the project, Alan McConnell, Director at S McConnell & Sons Ltd, said: “Being the world’s oldest licenced whiskey distillery, Bushmills is a popular site not only in Northern Ireland but all over the world, so this was an exciting project to be working on for all involved. FP McCann supplied a variety of stone, which was selected to be in keeping with existing stonework at the distillery. From splitting the stone to the efficient delivery to site, the overall service provided by FP McCann was excellent.”

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