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/ 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

    My family had the pleasure to meet John Thompson with Martina arranging my mothers  funeral.  It was not a sad occasion and they made the arranging so easy.  Memories were brought up, jokes were told, it was so comfortable, they were like old friends.. Thank you for all the kindness and ease you made us

    Edith Crowley

    I would like to thank Martina,  Michael Thompson and all his team, my mother looked like she did before she was sick.  It made is so happy, grateful and gave us joyful memories of her.

    Susan Roche

    Amazing people for amazing work.. From start to finish, would not deal with any other undertaker.

    Gillian and Claire

    Thank you, Michael and his team was very, very nice and understanding. He worked with us, with everything we needed or questioned. He made this time of sorrow go smooth.

    Trish and Mary W

    Michael, John, Martena, Jim, Noel and John Flynn.  Thank you for all of the advice and direction you were able to give my family and myself when organizing all the funeral arrangements. From start to finish we did not have to worry about anything, you covered everything and done all with the most professional manner


    Words cannot express how I feel about Thompsons Funeral Home, First class, expertise, compassion and the ability to make you feel at ease at a terrible and tragic time in our life.  Michael and Martina could not have done enough, any time of the day or night. From talking to the repatriation company and getting

    A Parent

    On behalf of my entire family, we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for arranging for our father’s final journey home. You consistently insured that all details were addressed and solved every challenge that arose. At a time of great stress, you relieved us of those heavy burdens. We cannot thank you Michael

    Walsh Family, Waterford

    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

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

    Warren & Family

    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