When you contact McGowan Funeral Directors we will plan to meet with you at an agreed time either at our offices or in your home, to discuss your specific needs for the funeral you are arranging. You may like to consider the points below which will be discussed during this meeting:
Is the funeral going to be a cremation or burial. Burial remains the most popular option in Ireland, but cremation is becoming more and more poupular. Our closest Crematorium is Cavan there are four in Dublin, Glasnevin, Dardistown (North Side), Mount Jerome. and Newlands (South side). Cremation costs usually are similar or less to burial especially if you do not have an existing family plot to use and need to purchase a new grave plot we can arrange this for you.. At McGowan Funeral Directors will advise you on all your options..
Where you would like your loved one to repose/rest. Will there be a wake at home or you can have the use of Funeral Homes available to us.
We can accommodate all faiths and religions or those of no faith. If you don't have access to your own priest/minister of religion we can assist in the provision of one if you require.
Selection of a coffin; We have a wide range of coffins and caskets on display in our showroom.
Clothing for your loved one.
Here at McGowan's we will liaise with the relevant minister and cemetery or crematorium to confirm the date, time and location of the service. These arrangements will be confirmed with you later.
Will there be floral tributes or shall there be family flowers only with donations in lieu of flowers for your chosen charity.
Newspaper RIP and Local Radio notices. We can place obituary notices into national newspapers, rip.ie and local radio, once the funeral arrangements have been finalised.
Music/singing for the service can be arranged.
A Funeral Booklet or Order of Service for the funeral service can be printed if required. Families should consider hymns to be printed inside and a photograph (if desired) for the front cover. At McGowan's funeral Directors we will advise and guide you on selecting a suitable Order of Service.
Memorial headstone or re-lettering. Should you require any assistance with this type of service please ask..