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Prepaid Funerals

Carol from Co. Louth

Last September, Carol decided to plan and prepay for her own funeral. Being a single mum, Carol was eager to save her children the stress and expense of a funeral should anything ever happen to her.

To prevent her children being left in debt, Carol opted for a prepaid service with Mc Geoughs Funeral Directors in Dundalk.
After choosing a package that suited her best, Carol paid the amount in monthly installments. Overall, Carol was very satisfied with the experience.




Cost of funeral


€4000 - €7500

Outside Dublin

€2000 - €4500


Breakdown of Carol’s Prepaid Funeral package

Independent Way: €3500

- Professional Services: €2345

  • Removal of Deceased
  • Hygienic Treatment Services
  • Hearse
  • Limousine for family
  • Elm Coffin

- Disbursements:

  • Cemetery fee - new Grave €405
  • Cemetery fee – reopened grave €355
  • Floral tributes €100
  • Radio notice €100
  • Administration fees €195

TOTAL €3500


Relevant Information

Funeral Directors

McGeoughs Funerals Ltd,
Jocelyn Street,
Co. Louth

Telephone: (042) 9334283



The opinion of the panel does not constitute and should not be regarded as a substitute for your investigations into prepaid funerals. Viewers and Readers are advised to seek specific prepaid advice before making any decision or taking any course of action. The information does not take into account your specific circumstances.

Carol Ann
Carol in studio
Carol Ann and Family
Carol and family