At Hamrocks Funeral Directors, we know that arranging a funeral can be a challenging task, especially when you find yourself having to make difficult decisions at a time of loss and bereavement and when you feel least able to manage. It is very common to be confused about what to do next when someone close to you has just passed away. That’s where we can help…

We specialise in guiding you through the process of arranging a funeral. Our role is to help you with every aspect of the funeral and we are available to do so 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, providing guidance on decisions that need to be made at the time of bereavement.

Hamrocks Funeral Directors, established in Brideswell, Athlone, Co. Roscommon in 1936, are fully qualified undertakers and are proficient in assisting families and loved ones in creating meaningful services unique to the memory of the Deceased. We cater for all denominations, arranging religious or non-religious, civil or humanist funeral services.


The role of the Funeral Director is to:

  • Discuss with you the type of funeral you would like to have
  • Organise any third parties such as grave digging, florist, ceremony music
  • Plan, manage and supervise the funeral services
  • Provide the equipment necessary for the funeral
  • Take care of the Deceased throughout all stages of the funeral from the time they come into our care until burial or cremation has taken place

Hamrocks Funeral Directors are trained and qualified to act as professional, confident advisors who ensure that arrangements are carried out with the efficiency and dignity that this most difficult occasion demands.

After discussing your requirements, we will arrange the type of funeral you want. Our services include:

  • Burials/ Cremations
  • Co-ordination of all arrangements with clergy, cemetery and crematorium
  • A large selection of coffins, caskets and eco coffins
  • Religious and non-religious ceremonies
  • Grave opening and closing
  • Floral tributes
  • Arranging organist, soloist, choir etc.
  • Condolence books and stands
  • Embalming
  • Funeral notices e.g. radio, newspapers, online
  • Repatriation
  • Supply of hearse and family vehicles
  • Alternative hearses such as horse-drawn, etc.
  • Pre-arrangement funeral plans
  • Full consultation on the cost of a funeral
  • Professional 24-hour service, 7 days week, 365 days a year

If you would like some advice on how to arrange a funeral, please contact us

Funeral Pre-Planning

Pre-planning is an opportunity to examine and record your own final wishes.

It is a chance to consider decisions that you can make in advance of your funeral which takes the ambiguity away from those left behind. It allows you to meet with your Funeral Director to discuss and record your wishes. It relieves your loved ones from the anxiety, emotional and even financial burden that they may experience otherwise.

There are two options to consider when planning ahead for a funeral:

  1. Examining and recording your final wishes.
  2. Examining and recording your final wishes with consideration for the payment of your funeral expenses.

Hamrocks Funeral Directors are available at any time to discuss and record your wishes.