A Bereavement Grant can be paid to the person responsible for paying the funeral bill, based on the PRSI contributions of the deceased or of his/her spouse. It is paid by cheque and can be claimed up to 12 months after the date of death.

Contact Details:

Bereavement Grant Section
Longford 043 334 0000

Dublin 01 704 3487

If you cannot afford to pay the funeral expenses and have not paid PRSI you may get assistance from the Community Welfare Officer based on your means. You should apply for this before you pay the funeral director’s bill as the cheque may be sent directly to them.

Contact Citizens Information or your local Health Centre for more information.

Citizens Information Offices Kilkenny

Callan CIC      The Friary Callan Co. Kilkenny        Tel: +353 56 775 5517

Graiguenamanagh CIC Main Street Graiguenamanagh Co. Kilkenny

Tel: +353 59 972 4955

Mooncoin CIC The Credit Union Mooncoin Co. Kilkenny     Tel: +353 51 896 900

Kilkenny CIC   4 The Parade Kilkenny Co. Kilkenny           Tel: +353 761 077 910 Free-Call: 1800 222 121

Citizens Information Offices  Carlow    

Carlow CIC     St. Catherine's Community Services Centre St Joseph's Road Carlow Tel: +353 761 075 130   Free-Call: 1800 747 748 fax: +353 59 913 1913

Tullow CIC Outreach Tullow Parish Centre Tullow Co. Carlow Tel: +353 59 915 1059


Funeral Pre-Planning

If you are worried about planning for the costs of funeral arrangements please consider the following:

·         Make sure you have a will made.

·         Contact your local funeral director and discuss what you are planning for your funeral and make sure your next of kin is aware of what your plans are.

·         If you have an account with the Credit Union make sure your form of nomination is up- to date and fully completed. A completed form of nomination allows the Credit Union to pay the balance in your account (up to a maximum of €23,000) at the date of your death to your nominated person without the need for probate etc to be extracted. Also some Credit Unions offer a special Death Benefit Insurance so you should clarify with your Credit Union if you are covered by same.

·         You should let your next of Kin / Credit Union nominee know of what arrangements you have in place so that they can discuss options with the funeral director and the Credit Union when the need to make the funeral arrangements arises.

Funerals Directors in KILKENNY

Martin & Rosaleen Healy Funeral Directors

    Address: Cruttenclough Castlecomer, Castlecomer tel. 056-4443180

 Doyles Funeral Directors

    Address: Main st Urlingford Thurles, Urlingford tel. 056-8831184

 Byrne Funeral Director

    Address: Main Street Graiguenamanagh Tullogher, Tullogher tel. 059-9724199

 Martin Meany Undertaker

    Address: Highrath Maddockstown, Maddockstown tel. 056-7765061

 Donnacha Doyle Funeral Directors

    Address: Ballykeoghan Kilmacow Kilkenny, Kilmacow tel. 051-885797

 Butlers Funeral Directors

    Address: Bridge st Ballyragget, Ballyragget tel. 056-8833127

 Desmod Hehir Funeral Directors

    Address: Green Acres Dublin rd Kilkenny, tel. 056-7721737

 Joe Byrne Funeral Directors

    Address: Fiddown ,Piltown, Piltown tel. 051-643340

 Patrick Meany Funeral Director

    Address: Greenridge, Kilkenny, Greenridge tel. 056-7751100

 Martin KennedyFuneral Directors

    Address: Kilkenny st Freshford, Freshford tel. 056-8832301

 William Moran Funeral Directors

    Address: 11 The Square Castlecomer, Castlecomer tel. 056-4440883

 Aileen Hehir Funeral Directors

    Address: 12 William st Kilkenny, Other Kilkenny Locations tel. 056-7722092

 Patrick Coady Funeral Director

    Address: The Square Castlecomer, Castlecomer tel. 087-2546826

 Johnston Funeral Home

    Address: Hebron rd Kilkenny, Other Kilkenny Locations tel. 056-7722185

 John Phelan Funeral Directors

    Address: Ballyragget Kilkenny, Ballyragget tel. 056-8833380

 John Walsh Funeral Directors

    Address: Tinnahinch Graiguenamanagh, Graiguenamanagh tel. 059-9724130

 Jack Molloy & Son

    Address: 60 Barrack st, Passage East tel. 051-355552

 Byrne Funeral Director

    Address: Curraghmore Tullogher Via Mullinavat, Mullinavat tel. 059-9724199


Bereavement Counselling service


Counselling  Comhar Counselling Service 49-50 O’Connell Street, Waterford             1800 234 118 or 051 852 122


Type(s): Bereavement Counselling/SupportService Provider Type: Counselling OrganisationStreet address: Villa Maria, Talbots Inch, Freshford RoadCounty: KilkennyContact

name: Padraig McMorrowPhone

number: 056-7756538

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm