Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing for a meeting in our funeral parlour in Galway

Arranging a Funeral

Who should I inform if someone dies at home?

Usually the first person who should be informed is the deceased's doctor (G.P.) who will visit the home and pronounce the death. However, this may vary depending on the circumstance. Where a death is unexpected, the Gardai should be informed.

For further information or guidance, don't hesitate to give us a call on 091 582349.

When should I contact a Funeral Director?

Contacting us soon after a death will answer your questions and help you to make informed choices.  As professionals versed with Irish laws surrounding death and funeral care, we will provide you with clear guidance on what is important for you to consider and what is not an immediate concern.

For further information or guidance, don't hesitate to give us a call on 091 582349.

Who is responsible for arranging a funeral?

Funeral arrangements are usually made by the immediate family of the deceased person. In the case of a cremation, the arrangements must be initiated by one of the following;

  • Next of Kin
  • Nearest Surviving Relative
  • Executor

For further information or guidance, don't hesitate to give us a call on 091 582349.

What happens if a death occurs abroad?

Every country has its own rules about the formalities to be followed when someone dies abroad. You should contact us for information regarding your unique situation on 091 582349.

Can I make my own funeral arrangements?

Yes, pre-planning funeral arrangements can help to put your mind at ease and answer all of your questions. This is quite common so don't feel uncomfortable about it. To make an appointment, please don't hesitate to contact us on 091 582349.

After a Funeral

What benefits and entitlements are available following a death?

The Department of Social Protection provides certain once-off payments to help families during this difficult time. Your local Department of Social Protection’s representative (formerly known as the Community Welfare Officer) deals with some of these payments. You may be eligible for other payments, if you pass a means test or if you are in urgent need. Time limits apply for many payments, so apply as early as is possible.

Further information can be found here.

Where can I get a death certificate?

You may contact any local civil register office or the General Register Office to get a copy of a death certificate. When you are registering the death, you can get copies of the death certificate at the same time. To get a death certificate you will need to provide:

  • Full name of the deceased
  • Date of Death
  • Full address of where the death occurred
  • Former address of the deceased
  • Age of the deceased when they passed
How much does a funeral cost?

Funeral costs vary greatly depending on your needs and can be pre-determined at the time of the arrangements. We provide the highest quality of service no matter what your budget is.