Burial or Cremation?

Burial of Cremation?

Normally the most important decision to be made at the time of any Funeral is whether the deceased is to be buried or cremated.

Burial
When burial is the chosen option, there are two choices.

  1. Re open an existing grave, providing there is space in the grave for the burial.
  2. Purchase of a new grave. We will contact the cemetery on the family's behalf to arrange the new grave.

There may be a slight difference between the cost of a burial and cremation. If a new family grave has to be purchased for the burial the difference is vast.

Cremation
When cremation is your chosen choice.

You must contact a Funeral Director who we ensure all statutory (legal) requirements are met.

Before cremation can take place, forms must be signed by a medical referee who 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.

All the crematoria have a chapel or chapels where the service can take place. This can be a short prayer service, following a service or mass in Church, or the main service or mass can take place in the crematorium chapel. Families may supply CD's with their own preference of music to be played in the crematorium chapel.

There are three Crematoria in Dublin.
Mount Jerome, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6W. (ph. 01 497 1269 or www.mountjerome.ie)
Glasnevin, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. (ph. 01 830 1363 or www.glasnevintrust.ie)
Newlands Cross, Ballymount, Dublin 24 (ph. 01 459 2288 or www.glasnevintrust.ie)

After Cremation
Ashes are usually available two to three days after the cremation service. Many Families choose to keep Ashes at home, have them scattered in a chosen place, interred in a Family Grave, Columbarium wall or Garden of Remembrance.