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Cairlinn Claddagh Cremation Urn

Design Influence

Cairlinn Claddagh cremation Urn

This design is inspired by the famous Claddagh Ring and symbol of love, loyalty, and friendship. Cíarán has utilized his design skill to combine the local ancient heritage of Carlingford with the Claddagh symbol of love.

A Claddagh of eternal and intertwining love.

The hands= friendship The ancient heart tri -spiral = eternal love The Gaelic crown = Celtic loyalty The use of the triptych knot on the crown and spiral design on the heart borrows both from our pagan and Christian cultures, each symbolizing eternity. A Celtic collar knot represents how the Irish are all bound together for eternity. This Urn has a beautiful feel and texture and you will clearly see the hand-thrown nature of the piece.

Color

The colors are earthy so they represent the timeless beauty found in the nature of Ireland and its seas. 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. Cremation was practiced in Ireland 5,000 years ago and across many ancient civilizations. The Calvary The Cairlinn Claddagh The Bean na h-Eireann

Presentation

This Urn is delivered in a beautiful Urn presentation box lined with Irish traditional hessian.
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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.