Kieron Melody is a sculptor and stonemason who came to Sligo in 1982 to study art in the Regional Technical College. A lecturer there introduced him to stone carving and the techniques involved. On graduation, he specialised in stone carving, mainly in limestone and he worked with a sculptor named James McKenna. Kieron discusses some projects he has worked on in the area, namely standing stones and he remarks on how timeless they are. He says that selecting stones for his work is quite difficult and that his work is very abstract. He talks about introducing school students to stone carving techniques and in 1997 he was asked to teach stone carving to prisoners in Castlerea. He describes the enthusiasm of the prisoners who were interested in the work and how he enjoyed working with them and giving of his time and assistance.