A Butterfly Holly Tree & €40 donation to Féileacáin


Planting a Memorial Butterfly Holly tree as part of a stunning lakeside woodland is a lovely and meaningful way of remembering a baby who has been lost, particularly poignant at Christmas. This serene setting is the perfect place to preserve and protect their memory.

By arranging the planting of a Butterfly Holly tree you will also be donating €40 to Féileacáin (Butterfly)-Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI - A National charity.

A simple but powerful gesture, the Holly tree planted will forever honour the immeasurable impact of their existence. The Holly tree can also help bring comfort to a grieving parent or family as it continues to grow, slowly and steadily, for generations.


What happens when I order a 'Remember Me Tree' tree?

    1. You choose the tree type ( Holly or another) at CHECKOUT & the wording for the Planting Certificate at CHECKOUT ( If a longer message is needed just include in 'Order notes' at the bottom of checkout page.

    2. We confirm the order and wording by immediate email.

    3. A tree is planted and dedicated at the Lakeside Wood in Naul Co. Dublin

    4. We post the personalised Planting Certificate, to your chosen delivery address, and we email you a digital Certificate.

    5. We also post a hand made, handwritten Wildflower seeded, Card from you, with the Certificate if required.

An official framable planting certificate with your personalised message will be emailed and then posted to you. This customised certificate can serve as a loving and gentle reminder of the unique and wonderful way you have chosen to memorialise your child.

The Holly tree planted in memory of a lost baby will be specially planted in a butterfly-shaped area of the woodland. Soon to be comprised of hundreds of such trees, in time the giant butterfly shape will be visible from Google Earth Images.

Planting Process

All the trees are planted on our 10 acres of beautiful, peaceful, lakeside woodland located in North County Dublin, near the small village of Naul.

We plant three flowering bulbs for each Holly Tree planted, and the c.2,000 tree woodland is surrounded with 1.5 million wildflowers and pollinated by our 10,000 bees.

The sentiment of your choice will be printed on the certificate.

You can have your own sentiment or perhaps be inspired by some of our suggestions - Click HERE to see them.

More about Féileacáin (Butterfly)-Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI - A National charity.

Offering support to those affected by the death of a baby around the time of birth. Féileacáin was formed by a group of bereaved parents to supporting families affected by perinatal loss.

Féileacáin is a volunteer led organisation and receives no funding from central government, relying instead on the support of the community and the families who avail of our services and their friends.

Registered as a charity in 2010 ( CHY – 19635).

We also provide trees for a number of other occasions such as anniversaries, weddings and birthdays, and we can create a certificate for any other need or occasion.

Just ask by emailing us on bob@irishtrees.ie

To learn more about Irish Trees and what we do, please follow our official Instagram account.

About our planters and founders - Bob and John work together to create a woodland that celebrates life, planting native Irish Trees and bulbs to create a 6 acre ‘Forever’ woodland on a lakeside in North County Dublin woodland. Here is a sample of what some people who have dedicated a tree have said.. "My parents were overwhelmed and loved the gesture. Knowing that my late Aunt and Uncle have been memorialised in this way has been incredibly healing for my parents. Can't thank you enough for the service." John Hyland Dublin   "COVID restrictions in 2020 meant I couldn't attend my Aunt's funeral to support my mother. I desperately wanted to be able to DO something that would ease the pain and loss she was feeling. Planting a memorial oak tree was cathartic for both of us. Knowing my Aunt's memory lives on is something I never thought would be so healing. Could not be happier with the service from Bob."   Sean H -Swords   "It gives me great comfort to look at the certificate and think of the Rowan Tree that they both would love so very much"   Yvonne M – Athlone   "I absolutely love the Certificate. My mom and sister are as touched as I am! I will spread the word about what you guys are doing because it’s really something special"! Lisa B Arizona USA   "That tree made my day. Both of my parents were cremated and have some kind of plaque in Glasnevin that I've never visited as I never thought of them as being there exactly. I now have a place, a picture and a symbol of life and renewal to associate them with. I know they'd like that". Marcus F – Tipperary   "Thank you so much. This is a wonderful service". Bernie B - Galway "My sister is going to love this , there will be some tears falling , but also remembering the good times"!   Pauline D – Dublin 8 "I just received the Certificate and it is really, really lovely, thank you. Quite emotional to receive the certificate actually!" Charley S – Wexford   A little more about our woodland plan and vision. All trees are Native Irish species. When planted when about 3-4.5 feet tall. Each tree is originally grown from seeds, hand collected and nurtured from Woods across Ireland. The land has been well prepared, ploughed, and tilled so that roots can establish quickly - which encourages up to 5 times faster tree growth versus compacted soil.   We mix-plant a range of fruit, berry, seed, and nut-producing trees.   Every Memorial Tree is underplanted with a mix of bluebell, snowdrop, and daffodil bulbs. All together creating habitat and food for insects and animals.   This is a forever woodland and gently managed to maintain the health of the woodland for decades to come, should a tree ever be damaged it will be replaced.   Bob has reared his grown-up family in the Naul and John's family has farmed the land around the Naul Village for more than 300 years.
CLICK HERE to see a Google Earth 'fly-over' of the location CLICK HERE to see a satellite image of the woodland site CLICK HERE to find out more on Native Irish trees and symbolism. Bob is founder of IrishUrns.com and IrishTrees.ie and he works with families suffering from loss every day, and John spent many years as a local Funeral Director. And love nothing better than talking with families about how they can help. Their main hope is that families are comforted knowing their loved ones' memory lives on in a memorial tree and are building in paths, benches and having open days, to witness the spring bulbs, the flowering trees, the wild flowering meadows in full display, and planting days etc. They are currently developing the addition of Bee Hives and wildflower meadow areas between planting areas. This is a forever woodland and will be gently managed to maintain the health of the woodland for decades to come and should a tree be damaged eg. by storm, it will be replaced.