Factors to Consider When Selecting an Ashes Urn, Cremation Urn, Urn for ashes.

Choosing the perfect urn for your loved one’s ashes is a deeply personal and meaningful decision. To guide you through this process, we offer valuable considerations to keep in mind:

Purpose and Placement:

Reflect on the intended purpose and placement of the urn. Will it be displayed at home, placed in a columbarium, buried, or scattered? Understanding the intended location will help narrow down your options along with getting in contact with us.

Size and Capacity:

Determine the appropriate size of the urn based on the amount of ashes you wish to preserve. Full-sized urns are suitable for keeping all the ashes together, while keepsake urns allow for dividing the ashes or sharing them among family members. Some families decide in both.

Design and Material:

Explore different designs and materials to find one that resonates with your loved one’s personality and heritage, and your preferences. Urns are available in a range of materials, such as wood, ceramic, biodegradable options, and more.


Establish a budget range for the urn. Prices can vary significantly, so having a predetermined budget will help guide your search and ensure you find an urn within your means. However it is a very special last purchase so make sure it is the right one!


Consider the option of personalization. Many urns can be customized with engravings, or other unique elements that reflect your loved one’s life and legacy. Irish Urns also offer plinths which can be engraved with a message which are compatible with most of our urns.

Emotional Connection:

Select an urn that evokes a sense of connection, history, heritage and comfort for you and your family. The urn should symbolize the memories, love, and significance you shared with your loved one. Its your last chance to do something they would be proud of.

Remember, the process of choosing an urn should be approached with care and consideration. Take the time to explore various options, consult with family members or friends if desired, and trust your instincts to find an urn that honours and celebrates the life of your beloved departed.

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