FAQs

How strong are willow coffins?

All our eco coffins are tested to a minimum of 20 stone – some are tested to 40+ stone. Funeral directors deal with us as a company because they are happy with the strength and durability of our products and our service.

How long does it take an eco coffin to break down?

The idea behind eco or green coffins is that they are made using sustainable materials. We don’t use chipboard or solid timbers like oak which grows for 100’s of years. There is a misconception that one of the main reason for choosing “green coffins” is that they break down quicker than traditional coffins - this is not true - willow coffins will last as long or longer than most chipboard coffins in the ground. The oldest coffin ever found in Ireland was a willow coffin from many 1000's of years ago. The lifespan of any buried coffin however varies due to ground conditions.

Can you carry the coffins by the handles?

Yes, all our coffins can be carried by the handless. This is unlike most conventional coffins where you are advised not to carry the coffin by the plastic or metal handles. Our handles are woven into the structure of all our coffins, it makes them easier to carry.

Are eco coffins accepted for burial and cremation?

BURIAL
Yes all graveyards in Ireland and the UK accept our coffins.

CREMATION
All crematoriums accept our coffins, with the exception of our cardboard coffins which are not accepted in any crematorium in Dublin. They (the cardboard coffins) are however accepted in the crematoriums in Northern Ireland, Cork and the whole of the UK.

The crematorium in Cavan and Shanoon will only accept our willow coffins.

Do you sell eco coffins direct to the public?

AT GREEN COFFINS IRELAND WE STRIVE TO MAKE OUR "GREEN COFFINS" AVAILABLE IN AS SIMPLE AND AS HASSLE FREE WAY AS POSSIBLE.

In Ireland, however, in the majority of cases, coffins are required within hours of death. Due to this fact we have concentrated (since 2009) on getting funeral directors all over Ireland to stock some of our products. This helps make our coffins available "at need". You can see our stockist lists for help

For those thinking ahead - or those who have time you should talk to your chosen funeral director about getting one of our products and making it available.
Our normal delivery service is on a “next working day basis” via courier, but we will see no one short.
If you experience any difficulty in obtaining your chosen coffin through your Funeral Director please call us and we will help.

Tel: 00353749152712

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