Rathbornes: Illuminating the past, igniting the present

Our team at Rathbornes is sparking conversations that blend the beauty of tradition with the demands of modernity. We have seamlessly integrated our rich historical heritage with innovative products that resonate with modern shoppers like you. Let's start this enchanting journey where centuries-old craftsmanship meets the desires of today's society.

A Glimpse into Rathbornes Timeless Legacy

Since 1488, Rathbornes candles have graced the streets, homes, lighthouses, and churches of Ireland. These candles stand as a testament to the enduring craftsmanship and dedication of the company. Today, we continue to thrive, preserving the same skilled methods that have been perfected since the fifteenth century. All these years later, we remain determined to illuminate our past in order to ignite our present.

Siobhan Kehoe, one of the driving forces behind our successful transition into the modern era, passionately reflects on our journey:

"It’s been such a pleasure to work with Rathbornes candles as we strive to preserve our heritage of 530 years in what we do and how we do it, all while ensuring we are continuously developing new fragrances and products that appeal to modern luxury living."

Blending Tradition with Modern Scent Palettes

We recognize the modern need to reconnect with the natural world in the midst of our busy lives. One of our key innovations is our ability to blend tradition with modern scent palettes. This unique approach resonates with today's eco-conscious consumers. The Dublin Retreat collection, for instance, brings the essence of nature into the home, offering a sanctuary and fostering a deeper connection with the environment.

Elevating Well-being and Environmental Sustainability

Another remarkable innovation is our Botanical Bee Collection, which captures the delicate scents of flowers in 100% natural candles. Inspired by the harmonious relationship between bees and flowers, we infuse our candles with bespoke blended oils that reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep and relaxation, and enhance mood. This collection not only benefits emotional and physical well-being but also contributes to the preservation of the environment, aligning with our commitment to modern sustainability.

Embracing Modern Experiences with the Wedding Collection

Rathbornes isn't just about candles; it's about creating unforgettable experiences. The Wedding Collection is a testament to this philosophy. Couples can now set the perfect ambiance on their special day with Rathbornes' fragrant wedding favours and luxurious gifts. These products resonate with both contemporary tastes and the timeless beauty of age-old customs.

Looking ahead, our focus will continue to be on hand-pouring the highest quality candles here in Ireland. The methods and focus are the same, but today we use 100% natural wax and the most sustainable, eco-friendly, raw materials available.

In a world where tradition and modernity often appear at odds, we hope to stand proud as a shining example of how these two worlds can beautifully coexist. Through our commitment to craftsmanship, innovation, and sustainability, Rathbornes continues to light the way for a brighter, more harmonious future.