When a loved one passes away, it can be difficult to know how to keep their memory alive. For many people, headstones provide a physical connection to the past, and serve as a reminder of the life that was lived.
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Memorials & Dublin Headstones
We understand that this is a difficult time, and we will do everything we can to help you memorialise your loved one in the best way possible. A headstone is a permanent marker that is used to memorialise a family member, a friend, a close person who has passed away.
While headstones are not required by law, they are often used to mark the final resting place of a loved one. Choosing a headstone can be a difficult and emotional task, but it is also an important decision.
The headstone will serve as a lasting reminder of the deceased, so it is important to choose one that is both meaningful and aesthetically pleasing. We will help you find the perfect headstone for your loved one.
With our expertise and guidance, you can choose a headstone that celebrates the life of your loved one and provides comfort for years to come.
Choosing Your Headstone
Headstones are a very important part of the funeral service. They represent someone’s life, and should be designed to match their personality or interests.
Some general guidelines for picking out what you want:
A headstone can either serve as an upright stone with lettering on top, which might have personalisation like family names and dates; the name alone will appear at bottom left corner where there is often space available after adding years lived together in one sentence
Our headstones are made from a variety of materials, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, granite is a popular material for headstones because it is strong and durable. However, it is also quite expensive.
Marble is another popular choice for headstones, as it offers a beautiful, natural look. However, marble can be susceptible to damage from weathering and is not as durable as granite.
Other materials that are sometimes used for headstones include granite, limestone, slate, and marble.
Granite Headstones provide a durable, long-lasting headstone for your loved ones. They can withstand virtually any weathering and come in colours such as black or white with gray highlights to add that extra touch of class when it comes time to pay tribute at their graveside service.
Limestone, Nabresina headstones have become more popular as an alternative to white or cream stones because it’s durable and suitable for most graveyard conditions; however you may want something with added aesthetically pleasing features such as colour if you prefer vibrant shades!
Headstones made from the durable and beautiful material of slate are a popular choice for headstone markers. Our Irish-sourced slates come with an attractive finish that will last decades, ensuring your loved one’s memorial remains timeless in its beauty as time goes on!
The durability and low maintenance of marble headstones make them a popular choice. They darken over time but are still easy to maintain; however, because they’re more expensive than granite stones it may not be permitted in churchyards or cemeteries.
Ultimately, the material that is chosen for a headstone will depend on factors such as budget, durability, and aesthetic preferences. We will work with you to create a headstone that is unique and tailored to your specific needs.
Choosing a Headstone Colour
At Farren Memorials, we understand that choosing the perfect headstone colour can be a difficult and emotional task. We also know that it’s an important decision, as the colour of your headstone will be a lasting tribute to your loved one.
Headstone Buying Guide
The headstone buying process can be confusing and even overwhelming. This headstone price guide will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about headstones.
The first step is to decide what type of headstone you would like. There are many options available, and the type of headstone you choose will depend on your budget, preferences, and the style of the cemetery.
How much do headstones cost in Ireland?
The cost of headstones in Ireland can vary depending on a few factors, such as the type of material used in its construction, the size and shape of the headstone itself, any decorations or embellishments that are included, and the cemetery's fees.
Generally speaking, granite headstones start at around €1,500 for a simple design with minimal decoration. More complex designs may cost anywhere from €2,000 to €10,000 or more.
What materials are used to make Headstones in Ireland?
The most commonly used materials for making headstones in Ireland are granite and marble.
Granite is popular for its durability and wide range of color options; it has been hand-crafted by Irish artisans for centuries and lends itself to a very traditional aesthetic.
Marble is also popular because of its versatility – it can be cut into intricate shapes and polished to create a beautiful look – though it tends to be more expensive than granite due to its rarity.
Other materials that people may choose from include bronze or iron alloy castings, sandstone or limestone carvings, wooden crosses or plaques carved from wood, and composite materials like acrylics or plastics.
How long does it take for a Headstone to be installed?
It typically takes between 2-6 weeks for a headstone to be installed once the order has been placed with the manufacturer.
Most manufacturers will need time to produce your chosen design before sending it off to the cemetery where it will be placed atop your loved one’s grave.
Factors such as weather conditions may affect installation times as well; rain or high winds can delay installations due to safety concerns.
However if you are working with us we should be able to provide you with realistic timelines so that you know when your loved one’s memorial will be completed and ready for visiting family members and friends.
What personalisation options are available for Headstones in Ireland?
There are many ways you can customize your loved one’s headstone according to their individual tastes, interests and preferences - from the type of material used (granite vs marble), size (large vs small) , shape (square vs heart-shaped) , colour (light gray vs deep black), font style (serif vs cursive) , language (English only versus multiple languages) , decorations such as carvings/engravings of symbols & images (including religious symbols like crosses), photographs or even QR codes linking directly to their online obituary page!
Personalisation options also extend beyond physical features; some manufacturers now offer eco-friendly solutions such as solar powered LED lights integrated directly into your loved one’s memorial stone which can then illuminate at night giving off a stunningly beautiful effect both during daylight hours as well as after dark!
What permission do I need before getting Headstones in Ireland?
Generally speaking anyone who wishes to erect a memorial within an Irish cemetery must first obtain written permission from the relevant local authority before proceeding with their purchase.
This permission is obtained by submitting an application form along with accompanying documentation including evidence that the deceased person was either born within that particular jurisdiction or was buried there prior to passing away.
If approved this permission will then allow you proceed with purchasing your chosen headstone without fear of any legal repercussions further down the line!
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