‘Dublin Dawn’ Irish Rock Rose, Raspberry & Davana Travel Candle by Rathbornes of Dublin
Irish rock rose, davana and fresh raspberries linger sweetly upon a crisp morning breeze, tempered by a warm, earthy base of cedar, musk and patchouli. The essence of Irish countryside at dawn.
This candle has been hand poured in Dublin using traditional methods. Our special beeswax blend is fragranced with premium essential oils for an unforgettable scent experience. We craft our luxury scents to complement the home and indulge the senses, making them the perfect accompaniment to modern living. Made with techniques refined over six centuries, every aspect of this candle is given a touch of luxury.
John G Rathborne established his candle company on Wynetavern Street, Dublin in 1488 after moving over from Chester, England to seek his fortune with an innovative new business. All of life’s rituals were done by the soft glow of candlelight, and Rathborne’s candles quickly became woven into the social fabric of the city. From the 1630s Rathbornes supplied Dublin with candlelight for its streets and lighthouses, creating a safer city for its residents and visiting merchants. Candles provided hope and safety from the storms which threatened sailors on the Dublin coastline.
INNOVATION AND TRADITION
We have been refining our candles throughout our history, and taking the best from centuries of experience. This included developing new formulations of wax, moving from animal tallow to develop a special blend of beeswax and stearin during the industrial revolution. This technical innovation gave a cleaner, slower-burning candle for everyone to enjoy, and we remained loyal to our traditional methods of craftsmanship, still hand-pouring our candles today.
THE BEYOND THE PALE COLLECTION
Today we no longer need candles to light our streets, but we choose them for our homes. The soft, wavering glow of candlelight provides the same comfort and romance as it has for centuries. Still based in Dublin, the Beyond the Pale collection celebrates our status as the world’s oldest candle company and marks the culmination of centuries of innovation.
Rathbornes luxury candles are now available in Australia from Finch & Lane, Melbourne