|A brief guide to our funeral charges...
At Kearney Funeral Directors, our Service, Support and Administrative
Charge includes all administration, staffing and facilities.
Also included are the professional services; arranging and
supervising the funeral; mortuary facilities for viewing,
guidance with certification and registration; dealing with
correspondence; preparing and submitting press notices as
required; receiving and listing floral tributes and In Memoriam
donations; attending to all documentation and disbursements;
our funeral director will staff the funeral on the day.
Our vehicle charge provides for the use of a hearse over a
twenty mile radius from our premises. We are able to offer
weekend and distance mileage funerals elsewhere in the county
We can provide a Basic Simple Funeral, as required by The
National Association of Funeral Directors. Embalming we regard
as an essential element of our traditional funeral service,
and no additional charge will be made outside of basic cost
of embalming. A complete list detailing our services and costs
are available, where our personal contacts will be happy to
|The cost of a Funeral is made-up of two distinct
types of charges:
1. Charges by the Funeral Director
The cost is dictated by each individual family requirement
and can vary from €1,700 upwards.
The Funeral Directors charges relate to the style of coffin
chosen, the removal of the deceased from the place of death
to preparation room, the embalming of the body, the removal
back to the residence or Funeral Home, the transportation
requirements for the public removal to Church and the cemetery.
The charges also include the Funeral Directors Professional
Fees for the co-ordination and arrangement of all aspects
of the funeral.
For any queries on the cost of a funeral, please telephone
091 797167 or 085 1266133.
These are payments made by the Funeral Director on behalf
of the bereaved family at the time of the funeral.
They may include: grave purchase, grave opening, doctors
and coroner's fees, cremation fees, newspaper announcements,
flowers, fees to organist/soloist, offerings to Church,
It is normal that disbursement payments are paid to the
Funeral Director at the time of arranging the funeral.
The range of charges/fees is as follows:
Grave Purchase; from € 450.00 to €5,000.00 and
Grave opening; from € 400.00 to € 1,200 (some
County Councils charge a "Registration" Fee in
addition to the opening fee).
Cremation Fees; from € 475.00
Newspaper Announcements; from € 150.00
Flowers; from € 50.00
Organist's fee; from € 100.00
Soloist's fee; from € 100.00
Offering to Church; from € 100.00*
Gratuities; from € 80.00* *At family discretion
Thus, monies paid out by the Funeral Director at the time
of the funeral could range from
€ 1,200.00 to € 7,000.00
While Funeral Costs can run high we, at Kearney Funeral
Directors, we are aware that in most cases few families
are ready for the additional burden of funeral costs and
offer competitive rates at a difficult time for families.