Funeral Services

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At Brendan Ennis Undertakers and Funeral Directors, we know that arranging a funeral can be a challenging task, especially when you find yourself having to make difficult decisions at a time of loss and bereavement and when you feel least able to manage. It is very common to be confused about what to do next when someone close to you has just passed away. That’s where we can help…

We specialise in guiding you through the process of arranging a funeral. Our role is to help you with every aspect of the funeral and we are available to do so 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, providing guidance on decisions that need to be made at the time of bereavement.

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Brendan Ennis Undertakers and Funeral Directors are proficient in assisting families and loved ones in creating meaningful services unique to the memory of the deceased. We cater for all denominations, arranging religious or non-religious, civil or humanist funeral services.

The role of the Funeral Director is to:

  • Discuss with you the type of funeral you would like to have
  • Organise any third parties such as grave digging, florist, ceremony music
  • Plan, manage and supervise the funeral services
  • Provide the equipment necessary for the funeral
  • Take care of the deceased throughout all stages of the funeral from the time they come into our care until burial or cremation has taken place

After discussing your requirements, we will arrange the type of funeral you want. Our services include:

  • Burials/ Cremations
  • Co-ordination of all arrangements with clergy, cemetery and crematorium
  • A large selection of coffins, caskets and eco coffins
  • Religious and non-religious ceremonies
  • Grave opening and closing
  • Floral tributes
  • Arranging organist, soloist, choir etc.
  • Condolence books and stands
  • Embalming
  • Funeral notices e.g. radio, newspapers, online
  • Repatriation
  • Supply of hearse and family vehicles
  • Alternative hearses such as horse-drawn, etc.
  • Advice on headstone and monument service
  • Pre-arrangement funeral plans
  • Funeral stationery such as Mass books/bookmarks etc.
  • Professional 24-hour service, 7 days week, 365 days a year

If you would like some advice on how to arrange a funeral, please contact us

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If a relative dies at home the next steps depend on whether the death was sudden or expected.
  • If expected, the Deceased will have been attended to by his or her GP recently. The first/initial call should be made to this doctor who will be required to visit the home to confirm death has occurred. If the death occurs out of hours, an alternative number may be given to contact a locum doctor. The locum will visit to confirm death has occurred. Your GP should then be contacted during normal working hours to advise that death has occurred.
  • Once death has been confirmed the Funeral Director should be called.
  • In the case of a sudden death the Coroner may decide the Deceased cannot be moved from the home. They may request that a particular Funeral Director under contract to the Coroner’s Service be called to remove the body to the local hospital for post mortem. It is important to note that in this case, the family may utilise an alternative Funeral Director to make the funeral arrangements for them.
  • If the death is unexpected, the first call should be made to the Deceased’s G.P. who was attending during his or her last illness. The GP may advise that the family contact their nearest Garda Station, as the Gardaí may wish to contact the Coroner. If contacting the GP out of hours normally a number for an out of hours/locum doctor will be given; once contacted they will arrange for a doctor to call to the house. the Funeral Director should be contacted at this stage.
  • In the event of any death at home the family may also wish to contact a Priest or Minister of their faith.
Brendan Ennis Funeral Directors are here to help families in Killucan, Raharney, Coralstown, Kinnegad, Turin and the surrounding areas of Co. Westmeath.
Citizens Information have all the relevant information here
All the information you need about registering a death is available here here
Brendan Ennis Undertakers and Funeral Directors offer a funeral pre planning service in which you or a loved one can plan and give any details you wish to have in the event of an untimely death. For more information, please contact us
The cost of a funeral is made up of four main parts: the cost of the Coffin, Funeral Director’s Fees, Funeral Service Fees and Third Party Fees. At Brendan Ennis Funeral Directors, we are happy to discuss these costs with you, and plan a service that fits with your wishes and your budget.