Frequently Asked Questions - General FAQ's

FAQs - General FAQ's

Funerals have some attributes in common but each individual funeral is different. The familiar Irish Catholic funeral takes the form of a removal service from a funeral home, nursing home, hospital or hospice to a church. The following morning the funeral proceeds to a cemetery after a service in the church.

From the beginning of recorded history, societies have created ceremonies to honor those who have died. In the beginning, the purpose of the ritual was to send the deceased on his or her journey into the afterlife. Today, however, many experts agree that the benefits of a service are for those who remain behind. Coming to terms with the loss is important to help survivors adjust and recognize that a death has occurred. A funeral service provides the opportunity for friends and family to celebrate the life that was lived and allows the healing process to begin.

Yes, preplanning is one of the most caring things you can do for your loved ones. It provides them with a clearer picture of your final wishes and helps to relieve them from worrying about how you would really prefer to be remembered. These plans may be as simple or as elaborate as you choose. You can comfortably prefund your arrangements to help alleviate placing future financial burden on your family. The preplanning process allows you to plan at your own pace, equipped with facts and ample information, so that you feel comfortable about the choices you make. Making arrangements in advance also lets you prefund a service and funeral at today's prices. We can assist you with your prearrangement needs.

Embalming is the temporary preservation of a person’s remains using a chemical process. 

Funeral costs vary depending on the funeral home and type of services and merchandise selected. There are two types of costs associated with a funeral: (1) services provided by the funeral home and (2) merchandise such as a coffin, urn, flowers, etc. Some types of services require more or less involvement of our professional staff and facilities than others and are priced accordingly. We pride ourselves on our ability to help every family create a meaningful tribute and lasting memorial for their loved one, in any price range. Call or visit our funeral home to discuss your needs and to receive a general price list that will give you full details. 

Funeral costs may be paid by cash, check, VISA®, MasterCard®, American Express®,  or an assignment of verified insurance benefits. Many families choose easy payment plans available through preplanning. This important decision can limit or eliminate the financial burden placed on a family when the death of a loved one occurs.

When a death occurs, a copy of the Certificate may be obtained from the Office of registration of Deaths & Births, Adelaide Street, Cork, or the local registration Office where the death occurs. Where desth occurs at home or hospital the next of kin obtains a certificate to his/her local Health Center. Where a Post Mortem takes place it is the Coroner who registers the death and a copy at the Office of registration of Deaths & Births, Adelaide Street, Cork (021 - 4275126)

The Irish League of Credit unions has introduced a new benefit for members, paid towards funeral expenses, at participating branches, your local credit union will help you.

No. Arranging the funeral services involves your representative at Coughlans Funeral home discussing with you the type of funeral required, and offering you advice and information as appropriate. This can be done as soon as you have made certain decisions about the funeral - e.g. whether it is to be a burial or cremation.

Funeral Directors

Joe Coughlan,

Coughlan's Funeral home.

89 Shandon Street,


Phone Number: 021 4300003

Fax Number: 021 4305010

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