Funerals All Your Questions Answered

Unfortunately, everyone will have to attend a funeral at some stage in their lives. Funerals are sombre, often difficult affairs that nonetheless are an essential part of the grieving process. As one of Ireland's longest-established funeral directors, we understand that attending a funeral can cause anxiety.

This anxiety often stems from not understanding what's expected of you. As we have helped organise hundreds of funerals, we're ideally placed to answer some of your common funeral questions. This blog will hopefully make it that much easier to attend a funeral in the future.

What do you wear to a funeral?

It is traditionally appropriate to wear dark, conservative clothing to a funeral, such as a suit or dress for men and women. It is also appropriate to wear black or dark colours to show respect for the person who has passed away. It's also a good idea to avoid overly casual clothing, such as shorts or t-shirts, as they may be seen as disrespectful.

In Ireland, how much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral in Ireland can vary depending on many factors, such as the type of service, whether it is a burial or cremation, and the location of the funeral.

A basic funeral, which includes the services of a funeral director, a hearse, and a simple coffin, can cost between €1,500 and €3,000.

If you choose to have a more elaborate service, with a viewing or wake, a more expensive coffin, or a burial plot, the costs can increase. A more elaborate funeral can cost between €3,000 and €6,000.

Cremation tends to be less expensive than burial, with costs averaging around €1,500.

It is important to note that the cost of a funeral can vary. To get the most accurate quote possible, please get in touch with us today.

What to write on the funeral flowers card?

When writing a message on a funeral flower card, it is crucial to keep it simple, sincere, and respectful. Some examples of appropriate messages include:


"With deepest sympathy."

"Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time."

"In loving memory of ."

"Forever in our hearts."

"Sending love and condolences."

"Our deepest sympathy and condolences."

"Offering our heartfelt condolences."

"With love and sympathy."

You can also add a personal message or a quote that may be appropriate. It's important to keep in mind that the message should be respectful and not offensive, and it should be written in a way that it can be read comfortably by anyone who receives it.


What is a humanist funeral?

A humanist funeral is a non-religious ceremony that celebrates the deceased's life and provides a sense of closure for their loved ones. Humanist funerals often include personal reflections, memories, and tributes from family and friends, as well as readings and music that were meaningful to the person who has passed away. The ceremony is typically led by a humanist celebrant trained to guide families through creating a personalised and meaningful farewell for their loved ones.

What is a eulogy at a funeral?

A eulogy is a speech or written tribute that is given in honour of someone who has died. It is usually given during a funeral or memorial service and is meant to celebrate the deceased's life and commemorate their accomplishments and personal qualities. A family member, a close friend, or a religious or spiritual leader can give a eulogy. For example, at a religious funeral, the priest often delivers the eulogy. It usually includes personal anecdotes, memories, and reflections on the person's life and impact on others. The eulogy is meant to provide comfort and closure for the deceased's loved ones and to help them remember and honour the person who passed away.

Please get in touch with our funeral home today if you have more questions about funerals or our funeral director services.



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