What does a funeral director do?

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What does a funeral director do?

The funeral director is there to guide you and your family through the most difficult time. We take care of all the arrangements and details, leaving you, your family and friends to concentrate on caring for one another. Here at R. Thompson, we:

  • Are there to help (at all times), 24 hours a day, every day.
  • Assist you to plan the funeral you want within an agreed & acceptable budget.
  • Arrange and supervise every aspect of the funeral you yourself have chosen to ensure all wishes are correctly carried out.
  • Provide for the care & transportation of the deceased & for appropriate preparation and presentation of the deceased.
  • Liaise directly, on your behalf, with all those involved in providing the various elements of the chosen funeral.
  • Pay, on your behalf, all third-party charges, fees and costs.
  • Assist you in obtaining a Death Certificate.
  • Provide advice in relation to obtaining financial supports or bereavement counselling

Contact Us

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






    We would like to thank all the staff of Thompsons Funeral Home for their professionalism, kindness and help you provided to the family.

    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

    To:  Thompsons Funeral Directors, we thank you for your professionalism.

    Seamus and his family

    we would like to thank Thompsons Funeral Directors for their guidance, support and professionalism.

    Joanne and family

    We would like to thank the team at John Thompson Funeral Directors for their professionalism.

    Paddy and children

    To John Thompson Undertakers, thank you for your organisation and professionalism, greatly appreciated.

    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

    John Thompson Undertakers, thank you for your organisation and professionalism.

    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