Removal

Removals can take place from our funeral home, in Kickham Street, Clonmel, the deceased’s residence, or a hospital or nursing home. Below we explain each option.

Our funeral home has a seating capacity for 50 people, air-conditioning and ample public parking opposite the home. It is fully equipped to deal with all removals and can be opened to the public or kept private for family only.

Some families choose to have a traditional wake at home, which we can facilitate, by firstly preparing the deceased at our funeral home, and then transferring the deceased, in a dressed coffin, to the residence, where they repose until removal.

It is becoming increasingly popular to have a combination of the above two options, holding a short traditional wake in the family home, followed by a viewing at the funeral home, prior to removal to the church for the funeral mass or service.

Most hospitals and nursing homes have their own mortuary for funeral use. This may be used, with permission, for viewing of the deceased prior to removal. Opening times may be regulated by the hospital or nursing home, which, in most instances require the body to be embalmed, prior to public viewing. Embalming would be completed at our funeral home, before the body would be returned to the hospital or funeral home mortuary for viewing.