Personalised Funeral Services
A piper can be arranged to play at a church, cemetery, crematorium and if required at the address where the cortege is commencing from. The pipers are highly experienced and willing to play specific music choices and give help and advice where needed in a sensitive manner. The pipes offer a fitting tribute to a loved one and can uplift the spirit touching the hearts of family and friends.
The Last Post and Reveille being played by a bugler is a poignant and moving mark of respect for an ex service/military personnel funeral service.
Occasionally family members will feel uplifted by the release of balloons with personalised messages at the end of the funeral service.
Comfort can be found in the symbolic gesture of releasing doves as part of the funeral service at the graveside.
Horse drawn Hearse
Horse Drawn Carriages are very popular again and add a magnificent addition to the funeral procession. Choices of black or white horses are available.
For motorcycle enthusiasts a motorcycle hearse can be a fitting tribute and a very special and unique way for your loved one to make their final journey.
A Personal song performed by an experienced soloist can be a meaningful time of reflection during the funeral service.
Mass booklets/Condolence book
Funeral printing can be arranged, the family and funeral directors will liaise with the minister or officiant on the families behalf to produce an order of service. A selection of sample service sheets are available at our offices however personalised printing with photographs and specific designs can be arranged. Our professional range of funeral stationery provides you with an Order of Service that is designed to be a lasting and fitting keepsake for everyone to have and cherish. All our stationery is printed on high quality paper stock and can be in full colour if desired.
Create a beautiful memorial to your loved one by adding a small amount of their cremated remains to crystal glass. Memorial paperweights and jewellery with personal engraving can be created. We work with specialist companies to make a keepsake that can be treasured for all time. We work closely with a jeweller to provide keepsakes in a variety of finishes and styles from a traditional & contemporary range to a nature inspired collection. The pendants may be worn or displayed in a glass dome. The pendants can hold a small amount of cremated remains or a lock of hair of your loved one.
Our traditional line features the original pendant designs of the Round Heart, Cross and Rectangle pendants. We have added new designs each year to meet the needs of family members. This expanded selection appeals to many different faiths, age groups and genders. This line includes various styles of pendants suitable for everyday wear. Our designs may be worn on a key chain, charm bracelet or necklace chain.
Our Filigree Collection is designed to replicate old world art in the form of jewellery. The intricate detail of the filigree design appeals to those requesting a unique antique style. Black enamel has been applied to define the detailed scroll-work of each pendant. The back of these designs are smooth for engraving if desired. The pendants are available in sterling silver and 14k gold.
Our Nature Inspired Collection is designed with the nature and animal lover in mind. These beautifully handcrafted pendant sea turtles, dolphins, doves and hand painted butterflies are easily filled and sealed. They can hold a loved one’s cremated remains or a lock of hair. Our nature designed pendants are a lovely way to remember a departed family member. All are available in sterling silver and 14k gold.
Stainless steel jewellery, though unknown to many, is nevertheless a growing niche of jewellery. Our stainless steel pendant selection is both versatile and durable. Stainless steel is a naturally hard alloy that can handle a lot of wear and tear. All pendants can be filled and engraved. They also include a stainless steel chain.
Our Titanium keepsake pendants and bracelets offer not only striking design, but amazing wearability for both men and women. As lightweight as they are lustrous, these beautiful pieces are crafted from highly durable titanium. Prized for its health benefits and its long-lasting beauty, titanium is non-magnetic and hypoallergenic, which makes this unique material ideal for everyday wear.
We offer two styles of Micro Lens pendants that can be filled. The bronze heart and the large sterling silver cross have a small engraved lens implanted into the pendant for viewing of family photos, prayers, poems or any other personal memories. The implanted lens magnifies its engraving 160 times to make reading text or viewing a photo possible. The image can be viewed by holding the pendant to your eye and looking through the 3mm lens.
We offer silver display domes. The domes offer a safe place to store the pendant when not being worn. They were also designed for families who prefer not to wear the pendants. The domes instead show the pendants as small keepsake urns hanging in the dome. Both the glass and the dome bottom can be engraved.
We are pleased to organise after funeral refreshments for you. Our caterers can provide a cold buffet for a party of any size, whether it be in your home or a local venue. We also cater for large funeral parties in our restaurant. the room can seat over 100 people and we can help talk you through all options available to you. Many of our clients have found this facility extremely beneficial as it eliminates all the added stress and worry of organising and supervising catering arrangements at a time when there is already so much to do. All dietary requirements can be catered for and we offer various menus to suit different budgets.
Our Funeral Arranger’s will be happy to assist you with any newspaper notices for insertion into the local and national newspapers. Our staff are experienced in compiling death announcements and acknowledgement notices with the relevant details of the funeral and personal relationships and tributes.
Carpenters Funeral Home,
Barrack St, Carlow
Eircode -R93 R1X2
Carpenters Funeral Home,
Eircode- R93 ET80