Repatriation to and from Ireland


As professional members of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors, we are fully equipped to manage all aspects of repatriation to and from Ireland. We will assist you every step of the way. An initial phone call is all it takes. You may also wish to consider cremation in the country where the death takes place and repatriation of ashes in the home country afterwards.

When someone dies abroad, a funeral director in the country where the death has occurred, will arrange all paperwork and flights for repatriation back to Ireland. We will liaise with the oversees funeral director in order to organise the funeral arrangements in Ireland for when the deceased arrives home. The arrangements for service and committal can all be prepared here, before the deceased ever reaches Ireland. We can help with all of this.

When someone dies in Ireland and needs to be repatriated to another country, we are at your service and can arrange all the necessary details. We will liaise with the local Coroner in Ireland, the embassy of the country where the deceased is to be repatriated to, the airlines to arrange flights and the oversees funeral director to advise on all details. We will arrange all the necessary paperwork and ensure that all legal requirements and permits have been adhered to. We will care for the deceased within our state-of-the-art facility. This can involve time to repose and give family and friends time to visit and share a final farewell. A memorial service of your choice can also be arranged. Then we will make your loved one’s final journey our priority and ensure that they are repatriated gracefully back to their homeland and that the coffin is placed in the safe hands of the Funeral Director there, who will take your loved one to his/her final resting place.

“Just lay me down in my native place”

“Sí tír mo rúin í atá dlúth dom chroíse,

Dúthaigh m’óige is fód mo shinsear”

“Where we love is home.

Home is where our feet may leave

But not our hearts”

“I still know this to be my heart’s home place” by Brendan Kennelly