Cairlinn Claddagh Cremation Urn – Yellow Barley – Large


Design Influence

The design for this urn is inspired by the claddagh ring, a traditional Irish ring that represents love, loyalty and friendship.   This urn was hand crafted by Ciarán, an artist, designer and ceramicist of 30 years. Ciarán took inspiration from the coast, fields and mountains of Carlingford to create his own glazes for these urns. Each of his Celtic Cremation Urns represents our history, our people and the colours found on land and sea. As Ciarán says, “they are each an expression of Ireland”. The hands of the claddagh design represent friendship, the triskele spiral heart represents eternal love, the celtic crown represents loyalty. The use of celtic knots in the design refer to our celtic pagan roots. An additional extra with the Urn is a handmade Oak plinth - Created by an Irish National award-winning Wood turner. There is also an option to arrange an engraving on request. See sample image.

Color of Cremation Urn

The colors are earthy, barley yellow, so they represent the timeless beauty found in the nature of Ireland. Our artisan mixes his own glazes and calls this Slieve Foy Green, a mysterious deep green found in the moss and heather across the Mourne and Cooley mountains that surround his home. Other similar style Cremation Urns available with different symbols and colors:  



Shipping and Delivery

Delivery Ireland 1 day, UK 2-3 days, USA 5-7 days (2 -3 days if express courier)  
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Ciarán- Artist, Ceramicist, designer

Ciarán, an Irish language speaker has a love of Irish history and design. He ties his Irish heritage creations with his own glazes for his Celtic Cremation Urns. A range of locally inspired colors fired in his self-made kiln. Ciarán studied and lectured in Art and Design as well as being a highly regarded Ceramicist for the last 30 years. He lives with his family on the banks of the historical Carlingford Lough. Image below is some detailing on the Bean na heireann Irish Harp Urn
Carlingford, one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. The Cooley Mountains on one side and ’ the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’ on the other. Each of his Celtic Cremation Urns represents our history, our people and the colors found on land and sea. As Ciarán says, “they are each an expression of Ireland”. Ciarán walked the coast, fields, and mountains looking for the colors he wanted to inspire his glazes. He then went about mixing and testing the glazes to match his imagination. According to Ciarán you need to be as much a Chemist as a Ceramicist to get it just right. He spent months and months perfecting the colors that don’t truly show themselves until after firing. The combination of form, design, and the glaze has made his unique pieces much sought after. His work has been commissioned and presented to many dignitaries including An Taoiseach -Our Leader -The Irish Prime Minister and also the President of Ireland.