John Hussey, the author of this website, is descended from many of the quarrying families of Golden Hill and Ballyknockan and has spent much of his career as a Professional Engineer working in the construction industry in Dublin.
He has researched the history of the granite industry for over 20 years, presented papers and talks to the Irish Geological Association, the Irish Railway Record Society and Blessington History Society and published his findings in 'History Ireland' and in industrial-heritage journals.
John Hussey's publications and forthcoming talks are available here.
I welcome your comments and feedback, but please note that the focus of my research is industrial-history - not genealogy or family history. Consequently, the role of individual families in the history of granite quarrying is of interest and I will be grateful for any information you can supply, but I cannot respond to queries on genealogy.
Updated 12 March 2016