FUNERAL COSTS

People sometimes make the mistake of assuming they have to go for the more expensive options when their loved ones would have preferred something much simpler. One of the first concerns you might have during the funeral arrangement process is the cost involved.

Expenses can quickly mount up and so it is important to have a detailed funeral price estimate that is all inclusive of the services and fees required for the memorial or funeral. While your mind is bound to be caught up on other things, you need to have the peace of mind that the financial aspect of the funeral can be handled quickly and efficiently.

It is best to ask your funeral director for a breakdown of the services involved and for some details on the funeral planning or funeral arrangement process. This way you can be sure absolutely everything has been taken into account and that no hidden expenses crop up. A professional funeral home will be able to present you with a set list of services and rates you can peruse.

Dignity Funeral Care will prepare a written estimate once all your choices are made and arrangements are confirmed.

A FUNERAL ACCOUNT IS BROKEN UP INTO TWO MAIN PARTS:

FUNERAL DIRECTOR’S CHARGES

FUNERAL DIRECTOR’S CHARGES ARE GENERALLY MADE UP OF THE COST OF:

  • The coffin or casket
  • Provision of vehicles
  • Removal of the deceased
  • Care of the deceased
  • Transport to the place of repose
  • Grave Maker & Dressing of the Grave
  • Transport to the Church or Crematorium
  • Use of funeral home
  • Condolence Books
  • Professional services
  • Rip.ie personalised notice

DISBURSEMENTS

EXPENSES PAID TO THIRD PARTIES ON THE CLIENTS BEHALF.

DISBURSEMENTS WOULD INCLUDE AMONGST OTHER COSTS:

  • Cemetery/Crematorium charges
  • Church offerings
  • Death announcements in National newspapers and/or Local Radio
  • Singer/Music
  • Flowers

Dignity Funeral Care pay these amounts on your behalf.

WIDOWED PARENT GRANT (€6000)

This is available where a death occurs of a parent with dependent children.(under 18 or over if in full-time education). The Grant is paid when the widowed parent applies for the widow/widowers pension.

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OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES SCHEME (€850)

If a death is work related or as a result of a prescribed illness a Funeral Grant may be paid under the occupational injuries scheme.

SOCIAL WELFARE

If a spouse or partner dies while they are receiving a Social Welfare payment such as the state pension, unemployment benefit, disability benefit etc., payments will continue to be made for 6 weeks after the death. The local Social Welfare Officer can supply more details.

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CREDIT UNION (FROM €1270)

Any qualified member of a Credit Union is entitled to receive payment from the Death Benefit scheme. Further details may be obtained from your local Credit Union.

OUR FUNERAL HOMES

LOUGHREA

Barrack St., Loughrea,
Co. Galway
H62 DV76
Phone Number 091 870 030

PORTUMNA

St.Brendan’s Road, Portumna,
Co. Galway
H53 TF88
Phone Number 090 975 9178

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