At some stage either during or after the course of arranging the funeral, costs will be discussed. A written estimate can be prepared when all choices are made and arrangements are confirmed.

Funeral Account

A funeral account is broken up into two main parts:

1. Funeral Director’s charges
2. Disbursements (Expenses paid to third parties on the clients behalf).

Funeral Director’s charges are generally made up of the cost of

  • Professional Services
  • Removal of the deceased from Place of Death
  • Care of the deceased
  • The Coffin
  • Transport to the place of repose
  • Use of Funeral home if required
  • Hearse and attendance for Funeral/Cremation
  • Grave Marker

Disbursements would include amongst other costs:

  • Cemetery/Crematorium charges
  • Church offerings
  • Death announcements in Local Radio/Rip.ie/ newspapers etc.
  • Singer/Music
  • Flowers
  • Certificates if required

These payments will be paid by Robert Thompsons Funeral Directs on your behalf.

Account Payment

An Invoice for the funeral is sent out to the representative approximately 14 days after the funeral. Payment is generally expected within 30 days of date of Invoice. However, there are occasions when a Death Certificate may not be immediately available or Probate needs to be taken out before the account can be paid.

Robert Thompson Funeral Directors fully realise that this may happen and request only that you keep them informed of developments. The cost of the funeral has, by law, first charge on the deceased estate. This is why Banks, Building Societies, Insurance Companies and other Financial Institutes will pay the funeral account on the production of an Invoice  a Death Certificate / Interim Death Certificate and relevant forms.

AIB Bank Link

Bank of Ireland Link

Bereavement Support from  Permanent TSB Bank Link

Solicitors, at the request of the Executors will arrange to pay the funeral account even before Probate is granted provided the estate is in funds. Circumstances can vary from case to case so do not hesitate to contact us for advice on the matter.

Death Assistance Grant

The payment of this grant is discretionary and may be means tested. It is applicable mainly to those receiving Social Welfare payments of one form or or another, including pensions. Application forms are available by following the links below and must be accompanied by the Funeral Invoice in the applicant’s name. The Community Welfare Office decides if the full grants or part of it will be paid.
Funeral Cost Assistance

Widowed Parent Grant

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

Widow Surviving Spouse Grant

Occupational Injuries Scheme

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.
Occupational Injury Death Grant

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.

Social welfare payments After Death

Credit Union

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

Lisduggan Credit Union Link
St Dominic Credit Union Link
Waterford Credit Union Link

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