Ashbourne Funeral Home

Director Michael Ryan

Ashbourne Funeral Home


About Us

Michael Ryan Funeral Directors, based in Ashbourne is a family run business with many years of experience.

From our Ashbourne base we service all of County Meath and Dublin.

Our Locations
We want to be there when you need us most. That’s why we have three convenient locations county wide in Navan, Ashbourne and Dublin.
Our Story

Providing Funeral Services Since 1994

Michael Ryan in a family tradition will look after your loved one in a caring and dignified manner. Our complete service includes full funeral home facilities, embalming, hearse to and from hospital/home and from resting place to church and burial. See our services page for complete range of services provided by us.

Michael Ryan Funeral Directors offer a complete undertaking service where we will consult with you , and make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf. In the present climate we provide a range of choices that will provide a quality service and discuss openly all costs with you – so you can make the appropriate choices for your loved one.

Our service to you starts with that first phone call

You can attend our comfortable and well appointed premises in Ashbourne or alternatively we can arrange to visit you in the comfort of your own home

Support Services

We can provide information about additional resources available to the bereaved family e.g. leaflets and booklets exploring grief, self care reading materials,lists of suitable organisations and reference websites providing additional support to families at this time.

Our promise to you

As members of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors, we seek to provide at all times the best possible service to you, in a caring, dignified and sensitive manner.

Complete information about funeral service offered by us

The information below is to assist you in understanding the complete funeral service offered by us and additional support offered by Michael Ryan Funeral Directors. If you have any special requirements please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
When a death occurs
The Funeral Director can relieve the family of nearly all their concerns during the arrangement of the Funeral.

For example we will

  • make contact with the hospital/nursing home, church, cemetery or crematorium
  • we will assist in composing the announcement for the papers/radio
  • we will assist in selecting the coffin
  • we will advise on the choice of clothing
  • we will arrange for transportation for the removal and funeral
  • we will advise and assist on decisions relating to flowers, organists, soloists, church offerings, clergy fees and gratuities
The cost of a funeral
The cost of a funeral is made up of two charges.

  1. Charges by the Funeral Director, to include the coffin, the removal of the deceased, the embalming of the body, and our professional fee for the arrangement and co-ordination of the funeral
  2. Disbursements paid out by us on your behalf to include grave purchase, grave opening and closing, cremation fees, newspapers, radio stations, organist, soloist, church offerings and gratuities.

The cost each funeral will vary depending on the funeral chosen. We will provide you with an estimate of the cost based on your wishes. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time for details of the cost of a funeral. At your request we are happy to advise all costs are fully known to you and effect a budget that is both affordable and reflects the dignity of the whole funeral service.

As professional members of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors, we are fuly equipped and carefully manage all aspects of repatriation including:

  • obtaining the necessary documentation in the locality
  • presenting the documentation to procure permits for the destination country
  • prepare the body for shipment
  • complete all travel arrangements
  • advise on the cost involved

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries on Repatriation.

We believe that the care and presentation of the body is one of our most important functions as Funeral Directors.

Embalming is the sanitation and presentation of the body, achieved by the injection of a treated solution into the curculatory system. This returns a more natural appearance to the deceased.

Our Embalming Service is fully approved by the EHO

Demand for cremation has grown significantly in Ireland in recent times. In many respects it is exactly the same as the more traditional funeral rite, however there are some important and practical differences. When the funeral cortege arrives at the crematorium chapel, there can be a short commital ceremony following which the coffin is transferred to the crematorium. The remains (ashes) are later placed in an urn for disposal.

The options for disposal are:

  1. Private Disposal
  2. Interment or private ceremony in a garden of remembrance
  3. Interment in a columbarium wall

We will arrange and advise you on all the necessary documentation necessary in relation to the cremation.

Please contact us for any queries.

Advanced Funeral Planning
More and more, people like to put in place their funeral wishes, so that when the time comes, there is perhaps less stress for those in charge of arranging the funeral, at what can be an emotional time.

We will meet with you in the strictest confidence at our office or in your home and will discuss, advise and assist you in all aspects of advanced funeral planning.

A copy of your wishes will be drawn up and copies can be forwarded to your solicitor/executor and therefore ensure that your wishes will be carried out when the time comes.

For any queries, please contact us.

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Ashbourne Funeral Home
Frederick Street, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

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