Arrange A Funeral

There are no easy words, no quick sentences, or sayings available to describe the devastating loss, the overwhelming grief, the vacuum, the sense of emptiness, the awful feeling that occurs in the pits of ones stomach when a loved one leaves us. We know that this is a difficult time but by calling us we will be able to advise and help in the carrying out of all the necessary arrangements. Here we have outlined some information to help you.

Initial Information [we require]
  • Name of the deceased
  • Address of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Has the doctor being contacted? (If the person dies at home)
  • Has the priest being contacted? (If the person dies at home)
Arrangements carried out by us
  • Date, Time and Place of removal
  • Date, Time and Place of Mass
  • Organisation of cemetry or crematorium
  • Notification of clergy to confirm times
  • Obituary notices for paper/radio and
  • Music for mass (if required)
  • Organise graveyard plot if needed
  • Opening and dressing of the grave for burial
  • Crepe for house or business front
  • Condolence books
Prepartion of the deceased
  • Embalming
  • Clothes for the deceased
  • Coffin
  • Moving of remains to home/funeral home

At O’Reilly’s Funeral Directors Tullamore all of these arrangements are taken care of with efficiency and understanding. We can accommodate all sorts of requests.

Care of the Deceased

We believe that the care and presentation of the body is one of our most important roles as funeral directors. We have a very experienced embalming team to achieve the highest possible standard of presentation available. The embalming process involves the sanitation and preservation of the body. This is achieved by the injection of a treated solution into the circulatory system, resulting in a more natural appearance. Once embalmed the deceased can repose in a hospital or nursing home mortuary, in our funeral home or in a family residence.