Kilcoyne Funeral Home Thomas St Castlebar Co Mayo

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain A Death Certificate?

Deaths which occur in hospitals are registered by hospital staff.

Deaths which occur at home or at a nursing home should be registered with the local Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages by a "qualified informant" attending the registrar's office.

A "qualified informant" is defined as a relative of the deceased, a person present at the death, or an occupier of the house in which the death occurred.

The person who intends to register the the death must bring to the Registrar a Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death, signed by the Medical Practitioner (Doctor) who last attended the deceased.

Deaths referred to the County or City Coroner are registered when the Registrar receives a certificate of the post-mortm examination or inquest from the Coroner.

Contact the Superintendent Registrar's Office for the County (listed under Health Boards in the Telephone Directory) for the address your local Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages and for details of office opening hours and fees payable. You can also click HERE to apply on line.

We at Kilcoyne Funeral Home will only be too happy to answer any further questions that you might have on Death Certificates and other related matters.

More information can be found HERE.

What Is Embalming?

Embalming is a service both to the deceased and to the living which is carried out by trained and qualified embalmers.

Embalming allows the deceased to be presented with natural colouring and the absence of odour or other unpleasant changes which would otherwise follow soon after death.

Embalming also ensures that the body of the deceased is free from possible infection to the living.

What Is A Pre-Paid Funeral Plan?

A Pre-Paid Funeral Plan allows any person the opportunity to plan in advance, and to make financial provision for a funeral sometime in the future.

There are a number of different kinds of Pre-Paid Funeral Plans and the best thing to do is tal to us about what options are available.

These plans are often used to give assurance that the costs of a funeral will not be a source of difficulty, especially to relatives and friends. They are sometimes used to order and thereby guarantee desired funeral arrangements.