Cremation is an alternative to burial when someone dies. The most widely chosen option in Ireland is still burial of a loved one, although cremation is definitely on the increase with the proximity to Shannon Crematorium. There is no real cost difference between burial and cremation.
There is a choice of crematoria in Ireland, anyone may arrange for a cremation to take place in any of the following crematoria.
There is documentation to be completed before a cremation can take place – we will explain and arrange all of this for you.
Locations of crematoria:
- Mount Jerome, Harold’s Cross, Dublin
- Newlands Cross, Dublin
- Glasnevin Crematorium, Dublin
- Dardistown Crematorium, Dublin
- Lakeland Crematorium, Cavan.
Each location has chapels where a cremation service can be held. The service is either a short committal service or a full service.
Similar to burials, it is usual to hold an appropriate service in your local church or place of worship. The coffin is then removed to the chapel in the crematorium grounds, where a short committal service takes place (similar to that at the graveside). The mourners take their seats in the chapel. The coffin is then brought into the chapel and the service begins. At the end of the service, the coffin is moved into the committal room and the mourners leave. Families may supply CD’s with their own preference of music to be played in the crematorium chapel
Ashes are usually available 3 to 4 days after the cremation service.
Cremated remains may also be sent to us for committal in a family grave or for scattering in any part of Ireland. This may be of interest to those families who have suffered a loss in another country and would like to return their loved one to Ireland. We also enhance this service with a Headstone inscription and graveside service. Please contact O’Neill Funeral Director if further information is desired.