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Peter McMahon, Funeral Director, Emyvale.
Phone: 047-87749 / 086 2602660
Serving North Monaghan and the surrounding areas for over 30 years.
We provide a comprehensive, dignified, sympathetic 24 hour service.
We arrange traditional and contemporary funerals for all denominations.
Death Notices HERE
We offer the following services:
Funeral Home facilities
A comprehensive range of Coffins
Preparation, care and presentation of the deceased
Funeral Planning in keeping with family wishes
Co-ordinating with Clergy, cemeteries and crematoria
Placing of Obituary notices in newspapers, local radio
Arranging a Book of Condolence
Arranging for the opening of new or existing graves.
Arranging floral tributes/donations to charity
Preparation of graveside including public address
Preparation of the documentation necessary for
Arranging a funeral lunch or reception
Black ties and Umbrellas available
An Overseas Service - repatriation to or from Ireland
Grant Aid available
Who should I inform/contact if someone dies at
Depends on whether death was sudden or expected.
If expected, the deceased will have been attended
by his/her G.P recently. The first initial call should
be made to this doctor who will be required to visit
the home to confirm death has occurred. If calling
the G.P out of hours, an alternative number may be
given to contact a Locum doctor. The Locum doctor
will visit to confirm death has occurred. Once death
has been confirmed the funeral director should be
If unexpected, the first call should be made to the
deceased's G.P. who was attending during his or her
last illness. The G.P. may advise that the family
contact their nearest Garda Station, as the Gardai
may wish to inform the Coroner. If contacting the
G.P. out of hours normally a number for an out of
hours/locum doctor will be given; once contacted
they will arrange for a doctor to call to the home.
The funeral director should be contacted at this
What is the normal procedure/process if someone
dies in a hospital, hospice or nursing home ?
Normally a doctor will be in attendance or called to
confirm death. The doctor and/or staff will confirm
to the family whether or not a post mortem
examination will be required. In most instances, this
will not be necessary and the family are free to
telephone their funeral director to make funeral
If a post mortem is required is there likely to be a
delay in organisation of the funeral arrangements ?
Yes. When a post mortem examination is required,
there would normally be a delay of 1-2 days. This
may be extended if death occurs during a weekend
or bank holiday. I will liaise with the hospital and
Coroner and advise the family.
What is a post mortem ?
A post mortem (sometimes called an autopsy) is an
examination carried out by a pathologist after a
death when it is necessary to establish the medical
cause of death. The majority of deaths do not
require any post mortem because the medical cause
of death can be certified by a doctor, who has been
treating the deceased in the months prior to the
death, i.e. a G.P. or hospital doctor.
What deaths must be reported to the Coroner ?
There is detailed information available on the
To contact McMahon Funeral Director
Phone: 047 - 87749. Mobile: 086 2602660