Embalming: Embalming is the art and science of preserving human remains
by treating them (in its modern form with chemicals) to forestall decomposition.
As practiced in the funeral homes of the Western World, embalming uses several steps. Modern embalming techniques are not the result of a single practitioner, but rather the accumulation of many decades.
Embalming chemicals are a variety of preservatives, sanitizers, disinfectant agents and additives used in modern embalming to temporarily delay decomposition and restore a natural appearance for viewing a body after death.
Other Services We Provide
From our Foundation course in Mortuary Science to our Accredited Diploma course, we train our student embalmers to the very highest standards. We do this through our very unique system of tuition. We take you through each academic module step by step and our personal and professional practical embalming training is second to none. We will cover the embalming of a non autopsied cases and Autopsied cases, where students will appreciate the challenges each case will offer them.
We will arrange personal collection and transfer of the deceased from place of death to your Funeral Home in one of our fully customized private ambulances. With over twenty years experience we can also prepare all of the necessary paperwork, preparation work and liaise with the relevant Consulate and Coroner’s office. All deceased are delivered to the country of repatriation in a respectful and discreet manner.
As part of our fleet, we can inter hire to your Funeral Company, a Duffy built Mercedes Hearse. The hearse and driver will arrive at the destination at a time of your choosing and will be both professional and courteous.
Once contacted with the deceased’s details, we will then proceed to contact the relevant Hospital / Nursing Home / Hospice etc. To arrange transfer of the deceased to our premises for embalming. This service relieves the pressure from your funeral company, saving you time and the manpower involved in travelling to these premises. We also run a daily private ambulance service out of Dublin each morning. Please contact us for more information.
Semi outsized and Outsized Coffins
We carry a full range of both semi-outsized and outsized coffins. Just contact us with your requirements and we will supply the relevant coffin for the deceased. This service runs in conjunction with our transfer and repatriation services.
Coffin Plate Engraving
Our Roland EGX-20 professional engraving machine can carry out all your coffin plate requirements. The plates can be then immediately mounted our delivered to your premises.
Restoration of Trauma Cases
At the time of a death, whether expected or unexpected, it is still the hardest thing in life any of us will have to deal with, but we get to go through a process of grief which helps us deal with the loss. Part of this process involves saying our final goodbyes to our loved one whether it be in a Funeral Home Or at the deceased's own home. In the event of a death through trauma, events change dramatically. The shock alone of hearing that news is a devastating, heart breaking event which sends the recipient's mindset to a place where none of us would wish to be. Dealing with a traumatic death brings its own difficulties. Not having the ability to see or say goodbye to your loved one because of injuries can be a difficult concept to accept. Not always should a closed coffin be an option.