Laird memorials is a family run business. Started over seventy five years ago by my grandfather Barney Laird.
Barney left school at 13 and started learning his trade as a letter cutter, engraving names on headstones with a hammer and chisel. He would travel to all the graveyards in the area on his push bike and his bag of tools. As a young boy, during the summer holidays I would go with him on my bike and he would teach me his trade. Watching him work I knew this is what I wanted to do when I grew up.
His son Gerard, my father, took the business on in the early 1980’s. Using a sand blaster to engrave the names, whilst using old fashioned methods to hand cut all the templates, a practice we still use to this day.
Though we primarily work in County Down and Belfast, we have served many generations of families across the whole Island of Ireland. Providing a professional, quality service to hundreds of families.
We offer a personal service to help you and your family choose a fitting memorial for your loved ones, from traditional designs to custom made bespoke memorials, designed in consultation with individuals and their families.
We provide premium quality headstones from around the world, engraved personally in Ireland and erected for generations of families to remember their loved ones for many years to come.