Patrick Murray & Son Funeral Directors

Funeral Planning

There are many aspects that need to be considered when planning a Funeral. We understand that it may be a first time that a family has to deal with arranging a funeral of a loved one, and therefore it may cause added stress to them at an already difficult time. Rest assured that we will deal with all arrangements and carry out the funeral as per the Family’s instructions.

Funerals can be expensive, therefore we will advise families of the costs incurred. Whatever options you choose, you can be assured that our services will be of the highest standard and will also include the highest standard of respect and dignity towards the deceased and the family. Coffins range in price from €960 for a standard cremation type and rise to €2,600 for a solid oak.

There are two parts to our funeral bill.

1.Funeral Directors Account.

These charges include :

Please be advised that we do not charge for the use of our Funeral Home. Some families may choose to bring their loved one home for a private family wake, followed by a public viewing at the Funeral Home before the removal to the Church. Although same day catholic funerals are becoming popular, the Church charges per funeral irrelevant of whether the family chooses an evening removal and next day funeral mass.

2. Disbursements  (Expenses paid on behalf of Family) :* Prices may vary according to location*

Purchase of a grave if necessary (depending on location) single grave €800

Headstones supplied and erected. Inscriptions and refurbishment carried out on existing headstones. Please contact us for a brochure and prices.

All the necessary information regarding bereavement grants, widow entitlements etc can be found here.



Grave opening, preparation and closing €400 - €500
Donation to Church/Clergy. €200
Sacristan € 70
Altar Servers € 30
Organist and Soloist €250
Newspaper Notice (National) approx       €250 per day
Local Radio Announcement  €123
R.I.P internet announcement. Free
Fresh flower wreaths from €50