|Waterford Medieval Museum in the oldest part of the city|
It was designed, with a striking (and technically highly impressive) series of curved layers of Bath Stone limestone, by Robert Maddock, Waterford City Council's architects and the principal stone contractor was S McConnells & Sons of Kilkeel in County Down.
|LondonDerry Guildhall – a feast of sandstone|
This gloriously flamboyant sandstone building, which was constructed between 1887 and 1890, has hosted several exhibitions with a historical theme since it reopened in 2014 after a nearly four-year conservation project.
Just for good measure, McConnells appeared again in the credits for a third major award: The Natural Stone Award for New Build – Traditional Style Stonemasonry, which went to the Bomber Command Memorial in London's Green Park.
If you're interested to find out a bit more about the Waterford and LondonDerry awards, click on the relevant pictures to download a pdf,
courtesy of Natural Stone Specialist Magazine.