About this Piece
This Boann Celtic cremation urn is inspired by Irish mythology.
According to legend the river Boyne, which flows into the Irish Sea, was created by the goddess Boann, from where the river got its name. This is where Fionn MacCumhaill ('McCool') caught the Salmon of Knowledge.
The surrounding area has a rich history of mythological and historical heritage.
The River Boyne is home to many special places from Irish History including the passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, the Hill of Tara (the ancient seat of the High King of Ireland), Trim Castle, and the Hill of Slane.
On the lid of the Boann Celtic Cremation Urn is a single spiral inspired by stone carvings at Newgrange. In Irish mythology, the Spiral represents the sun, with a clockwise spiral indicating the shrinking Winter sun. Cremation was practiced in Ireland as far back as 5,000 years ago, and across many ancient civilizations.
The urn's color is based on fern, wild sage, and summer grass, and is delivered in a beautiful presentation box. The box is lined with traditional Irish hessian (see image). Your urn will arrive in an outer double corrugated box and surrounded on all sides by biodegradable foam padding to ensure safe arrival.
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.