We provide a full range of funeral services including, but not limited to, the following:
Liaise with hospital, hospice and nursing homes
All aspects of funeral arrangements and advice
Preparation, care and presentation of the deceased
Opening, dressing and closing of graves
Newspaper / radio notices and rip.ie
Music / Flowers
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We offer a variety of coffins to suit any taste and budget, including solid oak, veneered oak and eco friendly. The most popular coffins are on display (here, below, above) but should you have a special request, we would be glad to accommodate your wishes.
Preparation of the deceased usually consists of embalming and dressing of the remains. Embalming consists of the treatment of the remains with embalming fluid by a qualified embalmer.
This delays the natural decay that takes place after someone passes away, and usually helps to restore a more lifelike appearance. Dressing of the remains is usually in their own clothes although a habit or shroud is another option.
When someone dies abroad, a funeral director in the country where the death has occurred will arrange all paperwork and flights for repatriation. It is sometimes necessary for a family member to be present in the country when this is being arranged, in order to give written consent for repatriation to take place. We collaborate with the overseas funeral director in order to organise the arrangements in Ireland when the deceased arrives home. When someone dies in Ireland, we will arrange all the necessary details, and their family requests that they be repatriated to another country to where the funeral is to take place. This usually involves liaising with the local coroner in Ireland, the embassy of the country where the deceased is to be repatriated to, airlines to arrange flights, and often the overseas funeral director. Our service includes embalming and an airtight or zinc lined coffin.
Cremation is a method of final disposition of a dead body through burning (combustion) and is an alternative to the burial or interment of an intact dead body. There are 7 crematoria in the island of Ireland, 3 in Dublin with 1 in Cavan, Cork, Shannon and Belfast. All the crematoria have a chapel or chapels where the service can take place. This can be a short prayer service, following a service or mass in Church, or the main service or Mass can take place in the Crematorium chapel. Families may supply iPods, CD’s or similar, with their own preference of music to be played. Ashes are usually available two to three days after the cremation service. On receipt of the ashes, families have many options as to what to do with them, some keep the ashes at home, some bury the ashes in the family plot while some have the ashes scattered in a place that had a special meaning to the deceased.
We deal with all newspapers and radio stations as well as rip.ie. We will liaise with the family regarding the wording of the notice in accordance with the wishes of the family and within the newspaper and radio guidelines.
We will advise and arrange the selection of music providers and florists, if necessary. Some families prefer family flowers only with donations to a charity of their choice, we can provide donation box, envelopes etc.
By pre-planning with us, you are assured that your final wishes are known and will be carried out as planned. This relieves your family of the burden of making difficult decisions, under emotional duress. Also, you can pay for your funeral ahead with a guarantee that neither you or your next of kin will be asked for another cent. This will give your family peace of mind knowing all is in order at the time of death, there is no burden or decision making or worry about financial costs. Copies of plans, with or without pre payment, will be left with Funeral director and yourself and may also be given to a family member / solicitor.