Slates and Tiles - Old and New

Killoran Slate Quarry Limited are Ireland's leading roofing slate suppliers and roof tile stockists.

Killoran Slate Quarry were the first Irish specialist Roofing Centre selling both new and second hand slates and tiles. We are located in one of the old KILLALOE slate quarries at Portroe, near Nenagh in County Tipperary.

We specialise in slates and tiles for pitched roofing and carry a comprehensive range of new roof slates and roof tiles from leading producers such as SSQ London, suppliers of premium quality Spanish natural roofing slates and clay and concrete roof tiles.

Conservation and Restoration of Old Roofs.

We quarried new natural roofing slates at Killoran Slate Quarry in the late 1980’s. At that time old quarry roof slates were being dumped as rubbish which were perfectly suitable for salvage and re-roofs. We had the recycling facility and staff experienced in handling roofing materials. For more than 25 years we have continued to salvage old slates and tiles throughout Ireland and RECYCLED them to produce highly acclaimed range of RECLAIMED Blue Bangor and Killaloe roofing slates and both Clay and Concrete roof tiles.
Architects, Contractors and Clients visiting our works can choose from a vast range of new slates or old roof slates. People are surprised at the amount of waste materials from the Recycling process. They realise that salvaging slates on the scaffolding runs the risk of bad slates being re-fixed to their roofs. Old roofs on public buildings are never simple and our customers benefit from our 30 years experience on roof restoration projects. Have a look at our CASE STUDIES heading for projects supplied.

Killaloe Slate
Reclaimed Killaloe slates were used to re-roof several buildings at The Mill Bar, Annacotty, Limerick

Killaloe Slate

Reclaimed KILLALOE slates

The best known Irish produced natural roofing slate was KILLALOE  from the vast slate quarries in the Arra Mountains at PORTROE, near NENAGH in County Tipperary. The slates were known as KILLALOE natural roofing slates because they were shipped from the port of Killaloe on the Shannon river. Old KILLALOE roof slates are available in a full range of sizes from 10″ x 6″ up to 26″ x 16″ for SIZED slates and RANDOMS range from 10″ long up to 48″ long.

Reclaimed Welsh 'Blue Bangor' and other imported roof slates.

Many Irish roofs were also covered  with Welsh Blue Bangor natural roofing slates from North Wales. We have large stocksof old Blue Bangor slates available in a full range of sizes from 10″ x 6″ up to 26″ x 16″ for SIZED slates and RANDOMS from 10″ Randoms up to 48″ Randoms.Other natural slate quarries in Ireland were operated at AHINNEY near Carrick-on-Suir, BINN DUBH near Roscarbury, West Cork, and VALENTIA in Co. Kerry. There were many smaller Irish slate quarries in Clare, Mayo, Donegal, Cork, Waterford, Wicklow etc. Roofing slates were imported from the United Kingdom. Smaller quantities came other Welsh quarries such as Dinorwic and Portmadoc slates, as well as English roofing slates from Delabole in Cornwall, Westmoreland quarries in Cumbria, etc. We have also salvaged old roofing slates such as Norwegian quartz, American Greens from Vermont USA and heather slates ” Genuine Blue Bangor ” from Bangor, Maine in USA. It is as important to identify the ” matching ” slate as it is to assess the quality and suitability of the old slates prior to re-use. Our experienced sales people  are available to attend initially site to provide this critical information BEFORE any roof restoration work starts.

Small bangors
Small bangors

Killoran Slate Quarry view

Killoran Slate & Tile is a dedicated Roofing Centre overlooking picturesque Lough Derg, near Portroe, Nenagh, Co.Tipperary.

Staff at Killoran Slate & Tile have the necessary training and expertise to monitor the QUALITY of all natural roofing slates in the crate. They visit sites to advise Architects, Slaters and Clients on the TOTAL roof construction (slates, Ridges, Breather membranes, ventilation, counter battening etc). Modern energy efficient roofs are much more complicated  than 100 years ago. TIME is the best tester of slates and tiles in Irish climate.

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