GERARD FLYNN

Where to start

Where To Start

Planning a funeral can be overwhelming, but you are not alone in this. We’re here to support you throughout this journey. Below is some information to help you get started, but you can contact us at any time if you need help.

Within The First Few Days

You’ll want to notify close friends and relatives, both through personal phone calls as well as your loved one’s death notice. If this process is too painful for you, it’s okay to ask a trusted family member or friend to help you.

  • Burial or cremation
  • If burial, the type of casket/coffin
  • If burial, the location of their
    final resting place in a grave
  • If cremation, the type of urn
  • If cremation, the location of their
    final resting place through burial or scattering
  • Any religious services you will need
  • The types of services you want, such
    as a viewing, religious/non-religious service, direct cremation, etc.

These questions are just a starting point, and you don’t need to know the answers right away. Don’t hesitate to contact us to gain a better understanding of your options. We’re here to make this process easier for you.

What To Expect When We Meet

When you meet with a member of our staff to discuss your arrangements, we’ll first provide you with a general price list to give you a basic idea of what our services cost.

We’ll then ask you about your loved one to gain an understanding of the person the services will remember. Use this time to communicate your ideas and preferences, share your loved one’s life story, revisit memories, and highlight their accomplishments. Our professionals will use this information to guide you in the creation of a personalised, meaningful celebration of your loved one’s life.

This process may include:

  • Scheduling the services and events
    (including the location, date, and time)
  • Selecting a coffin, urn, or other
    products you may need
  • Drafting the death notice for www.rip.ie
  • Arranging necessary transportation
  • Selecting pallbearers

We’d like to make this process as smooth and stress-free for you as we can, so remember to bring the following information about your loved one with you as well:

  • Full legal name and home address
  • Date of birth
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Occupation
  • Information about the burial location
    if applicable
  • Clergy name and phone number if
    applicable (we have all the local clergy information)
  • Names and relationships of surviving relatives

Please also bring a recent photograph and any clothing you’d like us to use when dressing the deceased.

When Death Occurs

When a death occurs in your family, you will be faced with important tasks and decision-making during a very difficult time. You may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements. Bearing the responsibility can be overwhelming. Remember that you are not alone. Flynns Funeral Homes are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with the details and offer our guidance. We have compiled the above list to help guide you through the steps you will need to take when a death has occurred. Your funeral director will help coordinate all of the details when you arrange a meeting. After a death has occurred, notify Flynns Funeral Homes by calling (066) 97 67330

Death Away From Home

When funeral arrangements must unexpectedly be made away from home, Flynns Funeral Homes will assist you in any way that we can. We will make the arrangements necessary to transport the deceased for embalming, preparation, and return. We will need some basic information from you, and we will ask you to call us upon your return to set a time for an arrangement meeting.

These questions are just a starting point, and you don’t need to know the answers right away. Start thinking about your decisions, and contact us to gain a better understanding of your options and discuss what might be the most appropriate solution for your situation. We’re here to make this process easier for you, and we can start by making sure that you have all of the information and guidance you’ll need.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have about what you need to do, even if your concerns aren’t directly related to the funeral. We’re well-versed in all topics relating to the loss of a loved one, and we’re happy to provide you with answers, advice, and guidance in your time of need.

Also, know that, during your time of loss, your greatest resource will be loved ones who want to offer their assistance in any way they can. We encourage you to get in touch with relatives, neighbours, friends, clergy members or other spiritual advisers, and other trusted members of your community. They are often more than happy to prepare food, look after children, help with arrangements, or simply offer a kind word and open arms.