What goes into making a memorial?

Kelly Cowin Memorials understand how difficult it can be to deal with the passing of a loved one.

We also understand the level of comfort that can be found in ensuring a loved one's resting place is one to remember, whether it's the headstone, vases, plaques or lanterns we ensure that our all is put into the product.

Each product brings its own benefits and atmosphere to a resting place, and can all be crafted with different materials some of which are listed below:


Granite is a igneous rock that has grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye. It forms from magma below Earth's surface and creates a beautiful looking stone.

Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts other minerals. This mineral composition usually gives granite a red, pink, gray, or white colour with dark mineral grains visible throughout the rock. All being given a different name.

Granite has been used to create headstones for hundreds of years in Ireland and is the most popular selection of stone available.

Plastic and Metal

More cost-effective options have risen to popularity over the last few years as they are highly resistant to Irelands weather conditions.

Memorials also tend to look beautiful with a touch of bronze or brass and this material tends to be used on grave accessories like statues or lanterns. Materials like so are used to add a touch of class to memorials. 

Now and days there is so many options that can be used to create the best memorial possible and therefore we recommend contacting us to speak with a qualified stone mason regarding your selection or for further information.

At kelly cowin memorials we pride ourselves on our expertise, professionalism and quality of our work, We specialise in all new headstones, additional inscriptions and all renovation works with over 12 years experience working with all types of different materials such as granite, quarts, limestone, sandstone and marble,

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