Burial or Cremation

When an Irish citizen dies abroad

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At times the deceased may have left specific instructions about where to be buried or to be cremated and what form the religious or other service should take and in most situations people respect the deceased's wishes where possible. Usually, the undertaker makes the arrangements for providing a coffin, putting death notices in the papers or sending them to local radio stations, and arranging a grave. Most families make the religious service arrangements directly with the church and at Kearney Funeral Directors; we may do that for you.

It is important that all burials be registered with the local authority and the location of the grave noted and this is done by the people who manage the graveyard.

As of yet cremation facilities are not available in Galway, but cremation facilities are available in Dublin and Cork and the Dublin facilities are available to everyone from all over the country.
There are forms that must be signed before cremation. A medical referee must be satisfied that the attending doctor viewed the body before and after death, completed the medical certificate and the necessary form stating that there is no reason why the body should not be cremated. The attending doctor is required to examine whether or not the death should be notified to the coroner. There may be difficulties arranging an immediate cremation if the cause of death is not clear. A Coroner may in this case complete a coroner's Cremation Certificate. In special cases, a Garda Superintendent has the power to stop a cremation

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