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Religious/Non-Religious Funeral Services


Our experience as long-established funeral directors provides us with an understanding of the customs and traditions of many religious faiths as they relate to funerals, including those of faiths which are relatively new to Ireland..

Some families prefer to have a non-religious or civil funeral both of which we have extensive experience in arranging.

A non-religious service is without any religious content and is designed by the family with the assistance of a civil celebrant or Humanist celebrant. The service will usually consist of music, eulogies, poems and words or remembrance.

A civil service can combine religious content with the family's own choices of music, speeches, poems and words of remembrance.

In all cases we will arrange for a suitable celebrant who can facilitate, guide and assist with the ceremony. We can also advise on suitable locations.

If you have questions about choosing or planning a religious, non-religious, civil or Humanist service our experienced funeral directors will be more than happy to assist you.

Examples of Popular Songs at Non Religious Funeral Services

  • My Way - Frank Sinatra 
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
  • Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • In The Arms of an Angel - Sarah McLachlan 
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  • You Raise Me Up - Brian Kennedy
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
  • Candle in the Wind - Elton John
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole
  • The Voyage - Christy Moore

Information on a Humanist or Civil Service.

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