Earth Burial is the more popular and widely traditional type of funeral in Ireland. Your deceased loved one can be buried in a new or existing family grave. The purchase of a new grave can be processed through ourselves as we work as agents for all the city and county councils.
Depending on the Cemetery, a new single grave can take up to three adult coffin burials. Cremated remains can also be buried in these graves outside of the permitted 3 burials.
If it is your wish to pre-purchase a grave in anticipation of an impending death, please contact one of our helpful team.
Cremation has grown increasingly popular in recent years. We have in-depth knowledge of all matters regarding Cremation.
The necessary forms and documents are readily available and are correctly processed with the family and the doctor, assuring the family of trouble free arrangements.
The Crematoria available are:
- Shannon Crematorium, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland.
- The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Cork, Ireland.
- Mount Jerome Crematorium, Dublin, Ireland.
- Glasnevin or Newlands Cross , Dublin, Ireland.
- Dardistown Crematorium, Dublin.
- Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan, Ireland.
Funeral Services which include cremation can be either a simple transfer to the crematorium or may include the more standard, overnight in a residence or church followed by cremation later.
Some days later the ashes are returned to the Funeral Home and are available to be buried, scattered or retained until a later time.
Cremated remains may also be sent to us for committal in a family grave or for scattering in any part of Ireland. This may be of interest to those families who have suffered a loss in another country and
would like to return their loved one to Ireland.
We can also enhance this service with a headstone inscription and graveside service. Please contact Griffin’s for further information.
The transportation of a deceased person to or from another country, is a specialised process. The staff at Griffin’s are trained and experienced in the correct procedures necessary.
We have vast experience in dealing with the UK, all European countries, USA, Canada, Africa and other distant shores. Arrangements are in place with all the Embassies, local Consulates and also with the major insurance companies. Our proximity to the airports of Cork, Shannon, Dublin, Knock and Belfast enables a flexible and competitive service.
As members of FIAT / IFTA, we are part of a worldwide network of qualified Funeral Directors capable of meeting the most demanding of requirements. Particular attention is given to the preparation of the deceased to ensure a dignified return to the country of origin.
This experience and network of representatives, assures our clients that, wherever they find themselves in need, we at Griffin’s can be of positive assistance.