Go n-eiri an bothar leat (may the road rise to meet you) Journeys – Framed Tile


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Go n-éirí an bóthar leat (may the road rise to meet you) Journeys – Framed Tile

A handmade ceramic tile impressed with a modern geometric pattern, adorned with a simple line drawing of a road winding off into the distance with a bright yellow glossy moon or stylised compass at the sky.

Impressed with the text “go n-éirí an bóthar leat”  translated from the Irish language to “May the road rise to meet you” from the well known Irish blessing which was originally written in Irish. In full, the blessing reads as follows:

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

The ceramic tiles, which are textured with wallpaper patterns are formed from flat pieces of clay which framed in white wooden frames made in here in Dundalk.

“I love to use a line or quote that strikes a happy chord in your memory; the phrases I’ve chosen for the ‘Journeys’ range are those we’d hear throughout Ireland and some farther afield…all about our travels through life.”

Each piece of Irish pottery is carefully wrapped in tissue, bubble wrap, corrugated card and boxed to ensure its safe journey to you.

Frame Size – 21 x 29 x 3 cm weighs approx 900g

If sending direct to your giftee, add text to the ‘Order Notes’ box in the checkout for complimentary greeting card

Additional information

Weight1.2 kg
Dimensions29 × 3 × 21 cm

what is for you won't pass you, enjoy the journey embrace the detours, go n-eiri an bothar leat, wherever your heart is you will find your treasure


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Backorders or Custom made pieces take 3 to 6 weeks and due to the processes involved in producing ceramics. If you need an item by a certain date, please do get in touch with me to discuss time-scale as I am always happy to work to your deadlines if they are achievable.


All pieces are packed using high-quality eco bubble wrap, tissue and cardboard and most items are double boxed for safe transit. The larger pieces are packed into Sarah McKenna Ceramics branded gift boxes ready for presentation.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Don Morris
Fabulous 60th Birthday Gift

“May the road rise to meet you” holds a lot of significance to our family . As soon as I saw this tile I knew that it was the 60th birthday present for my sister in the UK , that I had to get . Needless to say ..she loved it . Thanks Sarah

delighted it went down well Don!

James McGuigan
Beautiful piece

I had numerous pieces of Sarah’s art given to me as wedding gifts which I love and this was the first I purchased for a wedding gift. It is simply stunning.

Thank you James!

Pearl Doran

I loved it, really beautiful. I got it as a gift for a friend retirement. He loved it also.
I intend to get myself something nice.

Delighted it went down well!

Beautiful piece of art

Bought this as a gift for an American friend and he loved it , such a beautiful piece and amazing quality

thank you Ali!