Kilrea War Memorial

One of the larger restorations undertaken recently was the War Memorial in the town centre of Kilrea, Co. Londonderry. This large, Newry Granite Obelisk was first cleaned using specialist stone cleaning equipment in order to remove the build up of dirt and grime caused by 70 years of exposure to pollution and the elements.

The stone was then treated with a sealant solution to help repel future dirt and damage. We then hand painted 10,763 letters back to their original black finish and chiselled 6 names on the stone that had been omitted when it was first erected. This whole process took just over a week to complete.