Scattering of Ashes at Sea
‘I like the idea of becoming a drop of rain one day, and if I’m in the ocean, I can become rain on the mountaintop,’” she said. “If we think we are a drop in the ocean of bliss, it makes sense to return to the ocean.”
Scattering of ashes at sea is a fitting tribute and farewell to a loved one.
People are drawn towards nature when faced with death and choosing a location of natural beauty that is meaningful to both the living and the deceased.
Scattering the ashes of a loved one is a deeply emotional experience when we allow wind or water to embrace a loved one’s ashes we can feel a sensation of freedom, serenity that can relieve the sadness and pain of losing that person
Scatter your loved one’s ashes in Carlingford Lough against the backdrop of the beautiful Mountains of Mourne as they sweep down to the sea and Cooley Mountains as they overlook Carlingford, or beyond the tranquil Hawlbowline Lighthouse as she stands protecting her Lough.
Or perhaps you would like the shallow sandy shores of Dundalk Bay
Wherever you decide, we can help with that emotional farewell.
Where can I scatter my loved one’s ashes?
Do I need permission/permit?
No permission or permit is required
Date & time
The date and time of the scattering ceremony is important.
Dates such as anniversaries or birthdays are milestone events that may be a poignant opportunity
Sunrise or sunset times are quieter and more relaxing on the senses
Can I hold a ceremony?
Yes, we would encourage you to hold a ceremony to remember your loved one
Citing poems, prayers, singing or playing music as well as lighting candles and scattering petals or loose flowers into the water will providing a lasting and memorable farewell
Scattering of ashes into the water must be carefully planned to avoid ashes being blown around the families. We can discuss ways to do this before the ceremony
There are a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies that can be purchased at irishurns.com
Type of boat
Passenger boat DISCOVERY with P5 License to take 12 passengers crewed by licensed personnel
Toilet facilities on board
Duration of trip
Approx 2 hours
A longer duration can be arranged
€50 per person
Minimum charge €250
Parking available at Carlingford Marina
You are welcome to bring refreshments onboard
Other facilities available
Onboard PA system
Sheltered area on deck
Seating for 12 persons
Family pets are welcome
Marie: 0863395343 or Paddy: 0872547362
Carlingford Marina Facilities
Onsite restaurant ‘Rocksalt’ available to cater for funeral parties