Frequently Asked Questions
We hope this page will answer some of the questions you may have...
What areas do you serve?
Based in the heart of Newry since 1980 we proudly have the capability to serve all areas throughout Ireland, north and south.
What is embalming and is it necessary?
Embalming is a process of sanitary preparation and preservation of the remains of your loved one. It prevents decomposition and deterioration to enable viewing or an open coffin during the wake. Although traditional in many cultures it is not mandatory.
How much does a funeral cost?
As a family business we realise that a death can often place sudden and unpredicted financial burden on your family. That is why we offer a fully dignified funeral package for as little as £1990, Unlike others we will never add unnecessary items or costs to your bill without them being requested by you. Through our dedicated complimentary aftercare service we will provide expert guidance in regard to any help you may be entitled to.
What about music?
We are keen to honour any specific musical request you may have for the wake, service or committal of your loved one. Alternatively we can guide you through a selection of the best loved arrangements.
What denominations do you serve?
We pride ourselves in serving all faiths, religions, cultures and backgrounds with a first class expert service, in fact inclusitivity is one of our core values in everything we do.
Do you offer male & female funeral directors?
We are proud to be only funeral business locally to offer both. Lorraine Poucher (nee Griffin) has been expertly guiding grieving familys through their time of most need since qualifying and joining the business over twenty years ago.
Funerals and Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has had many implications on the way we conduct funerals. As government guidance is constantly changing please be assured we will continue to operate in the most traditional manner whilst adhering to the rules and regulations imposed on us.
The way we notify the community of a death and the relevant funeral arrangements has considerably changed. Whilst still offering traditional methods such as newspaper notices, with permission every notice will be published online through various platforms free of charge.
What about registering the death?
As part of our complimentary aftercare service we will register the death of your loved one on your behalf. Giving you one less thing to worry about.
Can I watch the funeral online?
You can find links to our most commonly used places of worship and crematoriums on our dedicated 'watch live' section by clicking the menu button. If the venue you require is not listed, just give us a call.
Can I pre-arrange my funeral?
Having a say in your own funeral will give you peace of mind as it is one less thing for your loved ones to worry about. You can book a no obligation free consultation with us at a time and venue of your choice by contacting us on 02830267585.
Do you offer monumental services?
From simple headstones to individual requests we offer a complete, affordable and unique monumental service to suit any budget.