Ernestone was established in 2011, primarily as small business, designing and carving customised headstones for people who were searching for something different.
It is run by Michael Hoy, whom after studying Art and Design at University of Ulster, went on to train as an Architectural Stone Carver and Lettercutter in England. After many years working in the stone industry in England, America and Ireland, Michael returned home and set up business. Over the past thirty years, he has collaborated with many leading artists, architects and designers. His work can be seen throughout Ireland, on many public and private buildings, as well as many cemeteries, churches and cathedrals.