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Heavenly headstone

They say you can’t take it with you when you go but Memorials of Distinction would beg to differ.  
The Pint of Plain memorial stone includes two traditional Irish symbols - the Celtic harp and green painted shamrocks - and an 80-character inscription.

The Pint of Plain memorial stone includes two traditional Irish symbols – the Celtic harp and green painted shamrocks – and an 80-character inscription.

It recently unveiled a ‘malty’ memorial to Ireland’s iconic pint of stout.

The headstone, which has been crafted to look like a pint of stout, has been erected due to the demand for quirky memorials that reflect a person’s passions and interests, claims MoD.

Recognising just how deep the love for stout goes, fans can now take it to the grave with them, claims the company which is offering consumers this special stout-shaped memorial headstone.

While MoD appreciates that death is a solemn event, it nevertheless prides itself on creating memorials customised to the deceased’s interests, including books and football-themed headstones.

“There’s been an increasing demand for unusual headstones over the past 20 years,” said Emma Verity, Operations Manager at MoD, “In recent times, the general public has become more accustomed to the concept of being able to buy personalised goods.

“With something as personal as a loved one’s memorial, the idea of ordering something that’s really applicable to that person is of great help to family and friends during the grieving process. We regularly produce memorials in the shape of teddy bears, cars, motorcycles and in this case, a pint of the black stuff!”

The headstone is made from polished black granite with a cream polished marble forming the ‘head’.

Those interested in the Pint of Plain memorial stone can expect to lay out a stone-cold £2,377 which includes two traditional Irish symbols – the Celtic harp and green painted shamrocks – and an 80-character inscription.

 

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