What's Involved? Lynch's Funeral Guide
There are a number of decisions to be made when arranging a funeral. We will meet the grieving family (in their family home if they so wish) and discuss all the arrangements they desire. Some of the factors involved in arranging a funeral include the following:
- Gallery of Local Cemeteries
- Useful Links for Funerals in Ireland
- Pre-arranging a funeral
- Repatriation - Funeral service in Ireland
- Viewing, reposing & wake
- Book of Condolences
- Make a webcast service available if required
- Death Notifications (official and media)
- Choosing a funeral style
- Coffins, Caskets & Urns
- Monuments & Headstones
- Care, preparation and embalming of a loved one
- Funeral Cars – Limousines & Hearses - Available for all Kerry funerals
- Funeral Music and Hymns Selection
- Flowers and Floral Tributes - Kerry Funeral
- Funeral Costs and Payment
Gallery of Local Cemeteries
Click on the images to view a selection of cemetries on the Dingle Peninsula County Kerry.
Useful Links for Funerals in Ireland
Death Notices can be arranged for a variety of media. Listed below are some examples.
Lynch’s Funeral Home will also help complete the Death Notification form
- Irish Examiner
- Irish Independent
- The Irish Times
- Kerry's Eye
- Radio Kerry
- Raidió na Gaeltachta
- RIP.ie website
- The Kerryman
- Atlantic Headstones Kerry
Pre-arranging a funeral
Funerals arrangements are sometimes planned in advance.
People may decide to do this so that their loved ones know what their wishes are and also to relieve family members from making difficult and complicated decisions when the death occurs.
Lynch’s Funeral Home can help to customise plans so as to ensure that the funeral is carried out in accordance with the wishes of the deceased and to help to ensure the necessary personal touches are provided.
Repatriation - Funeral service in Ireland
Additional complications may arise when a death takes place overseas if a loved one had expressed a wish to be brought back home to Ireland. We have a significant amount of experience in bringing a loved one from overseas back to Ireland. Our services have dealt with grieving families in the United States, Canada, Australia, UK and many other countries. We make all the preparations necessary to bring a loved one back to Ireland or home from Ireland. We will coordinate with the relevant overseas undertaker and legal representative in the repatriation process. We also arrange the repatriation of the deceased from Ireland to their country of origin. We will take care of all the arrangements necessary for a smooth transition.
...just lay me down in my native place...
Viewing, reposing & wake
The family decide where the viewing/reposing/wake will take place. Family members may choose to have a combination of a private viewing/reposing/wake at home and a public viewing/reposing/wake in our funeral home.
Lynch’s Funeral home is located in the heart of Castlegregory village, opposite St. Mary’s Church. We have two chapels in our funeral home. Our funeral home is available to families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
A key is provided to the family so that they can be with their loved one at any time. We encourage family members to bring personal and treasured items that may belong to their loved one for display during viewing in our funeral home.
Book of Condolences
These are provided for signing by all those wishing to pay their respects.
A book of condolence is a nice keepsake to have after a beloved one has passed.
It is a great treasure for people even in later years to see who attended the funeral service and who supported the grieving family in time of mourning.
Make a webcast service available if required
Where family members or friends cannot attend the funeral of a beloved one we can offer a webcast service, on request.
It provides access to the full funeral service ‘live’ via the Internet.
This service can be seen privately and securely by family members and friends who are provided with the login details to view such.
Please contact us to find out more about this service.
Death Notifications (official and media)
Lynch's will help to complete the Death Notification form
Prepare and insert death notices in newspapers, or on www.rip.ie website and on the radio ‘Death Notice List’. Death notices will typically appear as requested by family members in:
- Local Radio station;
- Local newspapers;
- national newspapers
- and on the www.rip.ie website.
Please view our useful links page
Choosing a funeral style
Family members who decide on a burial can buy a new grave or they may wish to reopen an existing family grave. Our services can help the grieving family meet with the cemetery’s representatives. There are a number of cemeteries on the Dingle Peninsula.
There are five crematoria in Ireland. We will help families complete the documentation required for the process. The contact details for the crematoria in Ireland are:
Glasnevin Cemetery Finglas Road Glasnevin Dublin 11 Ireland
- Tel: +353 (0)1-830 5211
Rocky Island Ringaskiddy Cork Ireland
- Tel: +353 (0)21-486 4000
Ballymount Road Clondalkin Dublin 24 Ireland
- Tel: +353 (0)1-459 2288
158 Harold's Cross Road Harolds Cross Dublin 6 Ireland
- Tel: +353 (0)1-497 1269
Dublin Road, Cavan
- Tel +353 (0)49-4362200
Lynch’s Funeral Directors have experience of carrying out religious, non-religious, civil and humanist funerals. We work with family members to guide them with the many decisions to be made. We have two viewing/reposing rooms where funeral services can be held and which can be customised to family wishes. We treat each and every funeral as unique and special.
- All religions & cultures
- Humanist funerals
- Civil funerals.
- Customised entirely to your own requirements.
- Repatriatiation service
Coffins, Caskets & Urns
We can provide a variety of coffins, caskets or urns to choose from. There is a large selection from elegant to very ornate or eco-friendly coffins.
We also have personalised and customised coffins, caskets and urns available. The selection represents both quality and value. All our options are appropriate for burial or cremation.
See images below of some of the options available:
Gallery of Caskets - as supplied by Finlays coffins
Gallery of Coffins - as supplied by Finlays coffins
Gallery of Urns as supplied by Finlays coffins
Monuments & Headstones
Lynch’s Funeral Home restore old, and erect new, headstones and monuments in cemeteries all over the Dingle peninsula and all of the Kerry area.
We work to ensure the grieving family needs are met. We supply and erect new granite, marble, slate and limestone headstones and kerbs.
We inscribe additional inscriptions if required, paint new and repaint existing inscriptions, clean and polish existing head stones, kerbs and posts and supply concrete and chippings.
For more information about Headstones please visit atlanticheadstoneskerry.ie/
Care, preparation and embalming of a loved one
Embalming is about sanitizing, preserving and presenting the body so that the loved one may be presented in a manner that is natural and/or fits the character of the person.
Embalming is carried out so that the deceased can be viewed by family members in a family home, funeral home or nursing home/ hospital mortuary.
Our qualified embalmers believe that the care and preparation of the deceased is one of the most important roles that we provide.
Funeral Cars – Limousines & Hearses - Available for all Kerry funerals
We provide family members with a number of vehicles.
We can arrange to have the family or friends to be collected from airports and brought to the church or other locations in Castlegregory or elsewhere on the Dingle Peninsula or Kerry.
Funeral Music and Hymns Selection
To many, music can be a very important part of the funeral service either religious, non-religious, civil or humanist.
Music at funerals aims to comfort, provide solace or uplift the mourners. We have a number of suggestions for hymns or songs that might be of interest at various stages of the service.
We also have a number of local musicians, choirs, soloists or organists that we can introduce to the grieving family.
Flowers and Floral Tributes - Kerry Funeral
Lynch's funeral home deal with a number of local florists who provide an excellent floral service.
We have a long established relationship with florists in the Dingle peninsula and in Tralee, Co. Kerry and can arrange for the delivery.
See some examples below
Funeral Costs and Payment
Family members often ask us up front ‘how much will the funeral cost?’ We work with each family from the outset and discuss the costs.
The cost of the funeral will depend on a number of factors which include:
- Will the funeral viewing/reposing/wake be held in our funeral home or at the family home?
- What type of coffin, casket or urn is preferred?
- Will the deceased be buried in an existing grave or new family grave?
- Will the remains be cremated?
- What type of religious service or civil service is required?
- How many death notices are required and in which media?
- Is a live recording/webcast required? Is there a choir required?
- Is/are there funeral car(s) required?
Help towards funeral costs
There are other social welfare benefits and payments which may be claimed depending on circumstances. The Citizens Information Board and/or the Department of Social Protection’s Community Welfare Service can provide information about social welfare benefits and payments which may be claimed depending on circumstances.