A brand-new memorial website, EternallyIrish.com offers families and friends the chance to create an online Irish home for loved ones who have sadly passed away, in the uniquely Irish tradition of gathering together to share stories and memories.

Losing a loved one is never easy, but surrounding yourself with friends and family to remember a precious life can help ease the burden somewhat. Irish people have a great tradition of gathering together in times of bereavement, both to sympathize with the family and to share stories, anecdotes and fond memories of the person who has passed away. In a world where people are living increasingly isolated lives, coming together in times of need brings with it a sense of comfort, a sense of community, a sense that you don’t need to go through troubled times by yourself.

One of the biggest issues facing Irish people these days is that their family tends to be spread all around the world. Extensive emigration over the years has resulted in a large and proud Irish Diaspora around the world, estimated to be as many as 70 million, according to some sources. Many of these people still identify as being Irish, especially if they grew up in Ireland before moving away with family or as young adults.

New memorial service offers an Irish home for all eternity

A brand-new memorial site, Eternally Irish, offers families and friends the chance to create an Irish home for loved ones who have passed away, in the uniquely Irish tradition of gathering together to share stories and memories. More here:

Posted by IrishCentral.com on Friday, 26 January 2018

Created by a team of people with generations of experience in helping people deal with bereavement, Eternally Irish aims to bring together these two concerns – first of all, by creating a safe, friendly and respectful place for people to gather and share stories and memories about a person who has sadly passed away, offering comfort and sympathy to the bereaved.

Eternally Irish gives a family the opportunity to create a perfectly Irish place for their loved one, a place where their memory can live on, an Irish home for all eternity. For people who have fond memories of the Ireland of their youth, this is a chance for a family to bring their loved one home to an Irish space once more. We can also personally arrange to collect the ashes of your loved one from any location worldwide and bring them home to Ireland, capturing your loved one's return to Ireland in beautiful photographs or video.

Cliffs of Moher, Clare

Cliffs of Moher, Clare

Eternally Irish has been carefully developed to offer people a way to remember and celebrate their loved one’s life, in the Irish tradition of gathering together in times of need.

“Eternally Irish gives families the opportunity to create a unique memorial for their loved ones, a place that people can gather to share their stories and memories and offer each other comfort in a time of need,” explains Tony Williams, the creator of Eternally Irish and the proprietor of Dignity Funeral Homes in Co. Galway.

“Our years of experience in helping people in times of grief have shown us that bereaved families value hugely the company of others in the days, months and even years after a loved one has passed. When your family is scattered all over the world – as most Irish families are – Eternally Irish gives you the opportunity to share memories and stories, and to show a bereaved family that you remember and care. The bereaved family can read these stories and memories and remember their loved ones with a smile.

“Eternally Irish also gives Irish people the opportunity to reconnect with their Irish heritage,” Tony continues. “Us Irish are a proud race, and whether you grew up in Ireland, enjoyed holidays with Irish relatives over the years, or just retained your sense of Irishness abroad, Eternally Irish is a chance to give your loved one a piece of Ireland, complete with the rich traditions of storytelling and community, for all eternity.”

Thatched Cottage, Mayo

Thatched Cottage, Mayo

Beautifully designed with sumptuous pictures of the Irish landscape, Eternally Irish is an easy-to-navigate website that allows the bereaved to easily and quickly create a memorial for their loved one, and invite people from around the world to come together in sympathy for their loss and in celebration of their loved one’s life. The unique site allows you to reconnect your loved one with their Irish roots and heritage and to share as many stories, anecdotes and memories as you want. With every memorial that you make, the Eternally Irish team will light an Eternal Candle for your loved one and you will receive a Certificate as a memento.

“Grief goes far beyond a funeral,” says Tony. “We have learnt that families and friends derive as much comfort from the love and sympathy of others for months and years after a loved one has passed. We hope that Eternally Irish will help everyone who has lost someone precious. Creating a memorial is not just for the recently bereaved; we hope that creating that space for someone you have lost will help at every stage of the grieving process.”

Creating a memorial on Eternally Irish couldn’t be easier. Simply log on to eternallyirish.com, where in just a few clicks, you can create a uniquely Irish memorial space for your loved one, complete with a map that illustrates their Irish roots. A simple search mechanism allows you and your friends and family quickly and easily find a memorial and add to the stories and anecdotes. The bereaved can then read these entries and derive that sense of community and comfort at any stage of the grieving process.

Want to know more? Visit eternallyirish.com and watch our informative video

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