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Harrison Burnell

Since established in 1860 Harrison Burnell has been encompassing the intricate art of letter cutting, carving, sanding, and polishing headstones made from various types of stone to create elegant, lasting memorials which will stand strong as a testament to your cherished loved one’s memory.

Central to our ethos is the provision of a personalised service that guides you through the journey the easiest way possible when choosing a memorial that resonates with the essence of your loved one’s life. Our expertise encompasses headstone design and finishes, where necessary on-site visits to ensure a fitting tribute. Our artistic insight into the layout and lettering style of the inscription will always reflect your preferences, leaving a fitting tribute and memorial that will stand the test of time.

Handcrafted headstones made from high quality stone.

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Our commitment to perfecting your loved one’s headstone is at the forefront of every memorial we craft, and it is our pledge to surpass your expectations with unparalleled artistry and craftsmanship that ensures longevity for years to come.

We utilise your ideas and aspirations as the bedrock of our collaborative process which is why we fuse your vision with our technical mastery resulting in sculpting tributes that encapsulate the unique essence of your loved one. Our seasoned stonemasons are more than artisans, they are empathetic partners dedicated to easing your journey and are dedicated to preserving your loved one’s memory. You can count on us for insightful advice and unwavering support.


Gravestone Memorial Plaques & Hearts

We offer a wide range of headstones, memorial plaques, stone tribute books, covering slabs, chippings, and photo ceramics, each of which can be fully personalised because we are conscious that every individual is unique, and there’s no such thing as genericism when it comes to remembering your special loved one.

Dublin Cemetery

We provide headstones, memorials, plaques, covering slabs, chippings to cemeteries throughout Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath and nationwide in some instances. Each of these counties has a rich history, and your loved one will be laid to rest alongside some of Ireland’s greatest people.

We also offer a full grave repair and restoration service that we can guarantee is more thorough and comprehensive than our rivals as we pride ourselves in restoring your loved ones final resting place back to it’s former glory.

Fitting tributes for your loved one.

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About Us

Learn more about our century-long stonemasonry tradition and see what our valued customers have to say about our services.

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Our Bespoke, handcrafted headstones make for a fitting tribute for your loved one and can be made from a wide variety of stone types.

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Grave Restoration

Over time sever weather and exposure to UV rays can affect the aesthetic and structural integrity of your lloved ones grave.  We offer a comprehensive grave restoration and repair service to reverse any damage.

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Coverings, Chippings & Accessories

We also offer a considerable range of grave coverings, chippings, and other accessories to help portray and commemorate the uniqueness of your beloved deceased.

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Past Work

View our Craftsmanship for yourself.

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Cemetery Information

Each Graveyard has a unique history, and each one rests a plethora of interesting people. Learn more about graveyards in Dublin.

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Contact Us

Please get in touch if you think we may be able to help you create a fitting commemoration for your loved one, we will be more than happy to help answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Harrison Burnell FAQs

What type of stone is best for a headstone?

There are many different types of stone that are deemed suitable for a headstone including granite, slate, marble, and limestone, of these granite would be the best for, longevity, colour choice, style, design and maintenance as it is the most dense and the most quarried in the world. We will discuss all options in further detail when you get in touch, or for more information, look at our headstone page.

How long after someone is buried or cremated can I erect a monument?

You can install a stone monument immediately after a burial or cremation as a concrete foundation will support the monument and surround, but for the surface of the plot and depending on many factors the plot can be dressed with chippings and soil anywhere from weeks after a cremation to 12 to 16 months after a burial, this gives the ground time to subside.

What is a covering slab or tombcover?

These are a large pieces of stone polished or sanded to enclose the top of your loved one’s plot, these are favoured as it eradicates the need for maintenance on the surface of the plot, these can be removed for further additions to the plot and then placed back after an interment.

What is a grave restoration service?

A grave restoration service involves sandblasting, refixing, repointing, and repainting your loved one’s graveside. We will re-etch damaged lettering also.