It is becoming quite common for individuals to plan for their funeral for the purpose of ensuring their wishes are carried out and to minimise the stress on those left behind in terms of managing the funeral arrangements.
If you would like to discuss Advanced Funeral Planning with us in strictest confidence we will meet with you at the location of your choice to talk through your wishes, to advise and assist in whatever way we can.
We will arrange to draw up the details of your wishes for your approval and to have them forwarded to your executor/solicitor for the purpose of ensuring your specified wishes are carried out.
For any queries, please contact us.
The cost of a funeral is made up of two charges:
The cost of each funeral will vary depending on the funeral chosen. We will provide you with an estimate of the cost based on your wishes. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time for details of the cost of a funeral.
Demand for cremation has grown significantly in Ireland in recent times. Today all the Christian denominations including the Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland allow cremation. In many respects it is exactly the same as the more traditional funeral rite, however there are some important and practical differences. When the funeral cortege arrives at the crematorium chapel, there can be a short committal ceremony following which the coffin is transferred to the cremator. The remains (ashes) are later placed in an urn for allocation. The options for allocation of ashes are:
We will arrange and advise you on all the documentation necessary in relation to the cremation.
Please contact us for any queries on cremation.
As professional members of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors, we are fully equipped to manage all aspects of repatriation including:-
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries on Repatriation.
Embalming is a service both to the deceased and the living which is carried out by trained and qualified embalmers. Embalming is carried out with a view to preserving the deceased until the burial or cremation has taken place, protecting the relatives, friends and funeral staff from unnecessary health risks. It also allows the deceased to be presented with natural colouring to make the last memory of the deceased as pleasant as possible.
A Widowed Parent Grant may also be payable if you are widowed with dependent children.
An Exceptional Needs Payment, administered by the Health Boards on behalf of the Department of Social and Family Affairs, may be available to give financial assistance if you do not have adequate means to pay for the funeral.
In addition to ensuring a professional and dignified funeral service we are here to support the bereaved family with information on other resources covering areas such as:-