About this Piece
The Gael cremation urn has the iconic Celtic spiral detailed in the lid and a discrete spiral rivet on the handles, influenced by our Irish heritage. Each ash urn is unique as the glaze is hand applied individually, so no two Urns are the same. The glaze color represents the greens of Ireland and coastal sea grass. The blues represent the depths of Irish seas, and lighter blue where the sea washes up on its beaches to meet sea moss covered rocks along our shoreline.
Cremation has been practiced in Ireland since c. 3,000 B.C. Many urns have been found in locations such as Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth. They are thought to have held the remains of the Gaelic royals, as the time and work to build such tombs would mean years of effort from hundreds of people. Some of the urns have been found with prized belongings, such as jewelry and weapons. This style of urn represents the stone carvings found within these famous tombs with detailing on the handles and lid.
About the Maker
Bob Hamilton founded Irish Urns in Dublin for the purpose of helping Irish families find high-quality urns and keepsakes at a difficult time. After a death of a close relative, Bob realized how difficult it can be to procure a truly 100% Irish urn that reflects the heritage and ancestry of Ireland, particularly for families with Irish roots living outside Ireland. Thus, Irish Urns was born. Their skilled artisans allow grieving families to capture the heart of Irish heritage with their carefully crafted urn and keepsake collection.