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Thompson Funeral Directors offer a high standard of professionalism and quality of service. We believe in integrity and openness in helping you to make decisions about every aspect of the funeral being arranged, including its cost and payment. Our aim is to provide a service which encompasses sensitivity and confidentiality in respect of every request and detail providing for the wishes of the deceased and the bereaved.

Our Services


  •    Funeral planning according to the wishes of the family
  •    Arranging the opening of new or existing graves
  •    Preparing all the documentation needed for cremation
  •    Preparation, care and presentation of the deceased
  •    Provision of limousines
  •    Placing obituary notices in newspapers or on local radio
  •    Making all necessary payments on your behalf
  •    Provision of estimate of funeral expenses
  •    Registration of death & procurement of death certificate
  •    Acknowledgement notices in newspapers
  •    Arrangement of lunch or reception after the funeral
  •    Co-ordination with clergy, cemeteries & crematoria
  •    Arranging music for the funeral service. We have our own resident singer
  •    Repatriation from Ireland or from abroad
  •    Books of condolence and ordering of floral tributes


Cremation is an alternative to burial when someone dies.

We have three crematoria available in Ireland

If you wish to arrange the cremation of your loved one you should contact us and we who will ensure that the statutory (or legal) requirements are met. Before cremation, forms must be signed by a medical referee who must be satisfied that the attending doctor and after the death, completed the medical certificate and the necessary form stating that there is no reason why the body should not be cremated. The attending doctor is required to examine whether or not the death should be notified to the coroner. There may be difficulties arranging an immediate cremation if the cause of death is unclear. A coroner may in this case complete a Coroner's Cremation Certificate which will allow the cremation to go ahead. 


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. The form of the service depends on the religion of the deceased. You can make other other arrangements however if you wish.



After the committal service the coffin is taken from the committal room to the crematorium building. The body, along with the coffin, is cremated on the same day as the service. Crematorium regulations require that only combustible materials are used in the manufacture of coffins for use in cremation. The Code of Cremation Practice requires that the coffin is placed in the cremator in exactly the same condition as that in which it arrived at the crematorium.


The ashes

The ashes are available 24 to 48 hours after the cremation. You can make arrangements through the funeral director or the crematorium for the remains to be buried in the crematorium's garden of remembrance or placed in a niche in a columbarium wall, if there is one. (A columbarium wall is a structure containing small spaces where you can place cremated remains in urns, etc.). Alternatively, the ashes can be removed in an urn which can be supplied by the funeral director or the crematorium. You can then bury the remains in the family grave or disperse them. If the dispersal is not on private ground, permission should be obtained from the appropriate authority, for example, the local authority.


Thompson's Undertakers Limerick
40 Thomas Street, Limerick
Eircode: V94 FT85

Phone: 061 414967
Fax: 061 415365