Coffins traditionally used in Ireland come from two sources

  • solid timber - solid timber trees often take hundreds of years to grow and are often not replanted once harvested (imported oak is mainly used in Ireland)
  • chipboard / veneer coffins (which are held together by formyhylde based acid glue).

We believe the use of more sustainable materials should be encouraged. There are many different type of environmentally sound coffins and urns that you can use, many examples of which can be seen on our sister companies website

Colin and Michael from Green Coffins Ireland with a new Irish Made Willow Coffin