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
The overwhelming feelings of despair, disbelief, shock, and numbness caused by the passing of a loved one cannot be conveyed by mere words. Even when the death is expected, the pain that loss brings can still be devastating. In truth, no one is completely prepared for the death of someone close to their heart.
During this difficult time, there are decisions to be made immediately, arrangements to be coordinated, and a lot of things to be considered for your loved one’s final farewell. We understand how this may feel overwhelming, especially with the grief you’re feeling over the loss. Please know that we are here to help and support you.
On this page, we’ve put together helpful information to guide you through this process.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
We can organise the Repatriation of a Human remains out of or back into the country and this can be a lengthy and complex process at a very difficult time, as most of these cases tend to be unexpected deaths. We can on your behalf organise the arrangements, liase with the Coroner, the Dept. Of Foreign Affairs, Embassy consular staff, Airlines and funeral director's to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possibly.
Flowers can be ordered at the time of arrangement or the same day. We have a full brochure to choose from and orders can be place online through the link below.
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.
Funeral Costs & Payments
The funeral invoice is broken down into 2 sections. Funeral Directors Charges and Disbursements (Payments made to third parties on the families behalf on the day of the funeral).
We do ask that a deposit is paid on the disbursements before the funeral takes place. Payments can be made by card and bank draft.