How much does a funeral cost?

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How much does a funeral cost?

At a difficult time, arranging a funeral can be a trying experience for relatives and friends of the deceased. All the more so when it comes to making decisions about the funeral details themselves and the costs involved.

The cost of a funeral is one of the primary worries for anyone who assumes the responsibility for arranging a funeral. In this context, the specific role of the Funeral Director is to assist you to decide on a funeral which conforms with the wishes of the deceased and needs of the family and which is within the family’s financial circumstances.

As members of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors we are required by the Association’s Code of Practice to discuss funeral costs when the funeral arrangements are being made, subject to the family indicating that they would prefer costs not to be discussed at that time.

While arranging a funeral, the person responsible for making the arrangements will be informed about the various costs involved and left free to decide on the arrangements and the costs involved. When the funeral arrangements have been agreed, the Funeral Director will often provide the person responsible with a detailed breakdown of the specific charges making up the total funeral costs.

Accessing funds to pay for the funeral

Both AIB and Bank of Ireland allow the next of kin to access the deceased funds in advance of probate to cover funeral expenses.

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We’ll take care of the arrangements allowing you to focus on your family.

We offer 24 hour support for the recently bereaved. If you need immediate help, support or advice, please don’t hesitate to call us on +353 (0)51 874 159






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    Rita & Family – April 2022

    Thank you Thompsons Funeral Directors for their sensitive  and professional handing of all our arrangements. It was mostly appreciated.

    Warren & Family – April 2022

    Michael, I would like to thank you and your team for your care, compassion and respect that you have shown us during our recent bereavement .  We appreciate all you have done for us.

    Margaret B and family

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    Seamus and his family

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    Joanne and family

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    Paddy and children

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    Butler – January 2022

    Thanks to John & Michael Thompson Funeral Directors, it is appreciated so much.

    Graeme – January 2022

    Thank you to Thompson Undertakers for their organisation and professionalism. Please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our deep appreciation.

    Tony – January 2022

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    Bridget – January 2022

    To Michael and all at Thompsons. Thank you for all your kindness and help with my husbands Funeral.  Your professionalism knows no bounds.

    Joanne & Katie – March 2022

    The support from funeral director, John Thompson and his staff, is hugely appreciated. We are thankful for their guidance and support during what was a very difficult time. Breda.

    Breda – 11th April 2022