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FAQ’s & USEFUL LINKS
In this section you will find some of our frequently asked questions. If there is any question not answered here please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our Funeral Directors will be only to happy to assist you.
Useful Links
Citizens Information (Bereavement & Death) :- Visit Website
Irish Hospice Foundation :- Visit Website
Barnardos Bereavement Counselling for Children :- Visit Website
Deparment of Social Protection :- Visit Website
A Little Lifetime:- Visit Website
Aware (Support through Depression) :- Visit Website
Who should be informed of the Death?

It is a legal requirement in Ireland that every death that takes place in the State must be recorded and registered. Records of deaths in Ireland are held in the General Register Office, which is the central civil repository for records relating to Births, Marriages and Deaths in Ireland. You can apply for a copy of a death certificate in any Registrar of Births, Marriages and Death or to the General Register Office.

What is the role of the funeral director/undertaker?
They will deal all arrangements regarding the burial or cremation, including organising the burial plot, newspaper notices and religious services if you wish. They can also organise transport of the Deceased throughout and mourners, help with arrangements for the church service, liaising with those involved in these arrangements, e.g. florists etc. They will also assist you to obtain any documentation necessary both before and after the funeral. The Irish Association of Funeral Directors have drawn up a Code of Practice which sets out the high level of service that clients may expect in their dealings with a Member Funeral Director.
What is a post mortem?

A post mortem (sometimes called an autopsy) is an examination carried out by a pathologist after a death where is necessary to establish the medical cause of death. The majority of deaths do not require any post mortem because the medical cause of death can be certified by a doctor who has been treating the Deceased in the months prior to the death, i.e. a GP or hospital doctor.

What is Embalming?
Embalming preserves the body from the time the Deceased comes in to the care of the Funeral Director until the time of the committal by delaying the onset of the natural processes that take place when a person dies.
How much does a Funeral cost?
The cost of a funeral is composed of the disbursements paid by a funeral director on the family’s behalf as well as the direct costs involved. The total cost of the disbursements may be larger if for example, a soloist or musician is required to play or multiple media announcements are made. The direct costs involved will depend on the wishes of the family as to where the funeral service is held and what type of coffin or urn is required.