The Newgrange Keepsake Urn – Yellow Gorse

Design Influence

This Newgrange Keepsake Urn was developed after families requested smaller ceramic urns so that each family member could cherish their loved one in their own home rather than having one singular urn in one chosen house. Family members have told us that there is great comfort in each sibling having a similar urn. The Newgrange Keepsake Urn design was inspired by the Ancient Irish Celtic triskele spiral symbol. This particular design is the interpretation of the Newgrange triskele seen on the entrance stone to the c.5,200 year old passage tomb. There is no definite meaning behind the triskele, and symbolists believe it reflects many areas of culture from the time, the most popular being life-death-rebirth. Triskeles can also evoke the Celtic interpretation of the three realms of material existence: earth, water, and sky (and all their interconnections). The symbol is also thought to represent the three worlds: spiritual, physical, and celestial. Another theory suggests that the triskele represents reincarnation, as it consists of one continuous line that could be analogous to the unbroken movement of time. In this context, it represents the process of constantly moving forward from pre-birth, life, and death, each connected for eternity.

Colours Available

This keepsake urn is available in different glazes each hand-poured and handmade individually, so that each keepsake is slightly different from the others. The colours are earthy so they represent the timeless beauty found in the nature of Ireland and its seas.


  • Height 15cms or 6 inches (including lid handle)
  • Width at widest point 10 cms or 4 inches.
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Shipping and Delivery

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

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.