Your Choice Of Funeral
Arranging a funeral is very personal and can be tailored to your individual needs. We specialise in funerals from the family home also known as the traditional Irish Wake to include funeral removals from a hospice and hospital where they have the facility to do so. We will help and guide you through what is required. We are there for you before the death occurs, during the funeral and we are here for you afterwards. Please feel free to discuss any additional information which you may feel will help to personalise the funeral to your family's needs.
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living" Marcus Tulliuis Cicaro
Taking the first steps
At Bolgers Funeral Directors, our main goal is to help you learn how to support both yourself and others during times of grief. Take a look below for a few guiding resources, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Death Notification Form
Before Funeral Arrangements can be made it is necessary to confirm that a Death Notification Form (Medical certificate as to the cause of Death) will be issued. How this happens is governed by the circumstances or cause of death. The majority of deaths are expected and medical practitioners will follow the following procedures. Remember this process is not always immediate
Death at Home
The G.P. will be called by the family or carers and asked to attend. After death has been confirmed the G.P. will issue the Death Notification Form or tell them when it will be available. If death occurs outside normal surgery hours a Doctor on call may come to confirm death has taken place and will report to the G.P.’s surgery when it opens. Confirmation of the issuing of the Death Notification Form will then be given by the G.P.
Death in a Hospital
A doctor will examine the body to confirm that death has occurred. When the family have left the bedside the deceased will be brought to the mortuary where there will a final check to ensure that all the paperwork is in order and to confirm that a Death Notification Form will be issued.
Death in a Nursing Home
The same procedure applies as for a Nursing home death, but these units have the added responsibilities of having to report deaths on their premises to the local coroner.
If the death is unexpected or the deceased has not seen their G.P. in the last 28 days or a Death Notification Form cannot be issued, the death will be reported to the coroner, this usually but not always leads to a Post-Mortem (Autopsy) taking place. For more information please click on the following link Coroners Post Mortems - The Department of Justice and Equality:
Services we can offer you and your family
We can arrange for a Civil Ceremony funeral for both burial and cremation and this can be discussed at the time of arrangement. We will then have a celebrant contact you and meet with you to discuss the ceremony. Ceremonies can be held in various locations, again this can be discussed at the time of arrangement.
Limousines are available for hire and seat 7 passengers only. If children travel in the limousine they must be secured in their own car/booster seat. Due to the Covid19 pandemic we recommend you use your own personal vehicles.
When you have went over the funeral arrangements with us we will then liase with the Church on your behalf and pass on an appointed family members contact details. A priest or member of a Bethany team will then be in contact with that family member to discuss the ceremony.
We also respect and cater for all religions and beliefs and will work alongside your requirements.
Horse Drawn and Motorcycle Hearse
We can arrange a horse drawn hearse and Motorcycle should you require one. Terms and conditions apply and are subject to availability, distance and weather.