By contacting us by telephone or email; our experienced staff will assist you in the entire process.
Alternatively you may visit all to any of our Dublin Offices detailed under our Contact page.
Yes. We will forward you a price list on request.
All Cemeteries in the greater Dublin area,
whether privately-owned or owned by a Local Authority, must grant permission
before we can erect a Headstone; for this they charge a fee.
No interaction with the Cemetery is required by you.
We apply to the Cemetery Authorities for the permit on your behalf. The current owner of the Grave must sign the relevant documentation to erect the Headstone.
When the permit is received from the cemetery authority we will instruct our Stonemasons to proceed with your headstone.
Cemeteries in the greater Dublin area take varying degrees of time to process a permit. We have no control over this. In some instances, the timescale for granting a permit will depend on whether a foundation is already in place or not.
In a Lawn Cemetery a Headstone can normally be erected as soon as you wish.
In other cemeteries foundations for a Headstone and kerbing cannot be laid until the ground has settled after burial. We recommend waiting for a period of at least eight months. In Mount Jerome Cemetery the wait time is twelve months.
How long does it take to erect a Headstone?
Once permission has been granted by the Cemetery or Local Council, we can erect the Headstone within a period of four to six weeks.
Dimensions of headstones will vary from cemetery to cemetery as each cemetery has regulations pertaining to the height and width of headstones allowed. Our stonemasons will comply with Cemetery regulations.
Yes, provided the Cemetery Authorities allow. We will advise on the kerbing most appropriate to your Headstone and include the cost in the quotation we forward to you.
Yes. We have a wide variety of religious and other engravings available which we can discuss with you; samples are illustrated on Headstones throughout the website.
Insofar as it is possible, yes. Our skilled Stonemasons will advise if it is feasible to reproduce.
As part of our overall service, and if the Cemetery Authorities allow, we will provide chippings on the burial plot with a concrete or PVC covering.
Of course. We will advise as to whether gold, silver, black or white lettering is the most appropriate for the Headstone you have selected. We will also advise on the composition and layout of the Inscription or verse that is suitable and appropriate, always considering that space may be required on the Headstone for future additional Inscriptions.
Yes. We recommend that one of our Stonemasons visit the Cemetery to inspect the Headstone and advise on the style and layout of the additional Inscription.
Whatever the lettering style, our craftsmen will be able to add your chosen Inscription so that it complements the original.
Yes. We will require a copy of the photograph. This will be used to prepare a ceramic photograph which we will affix to your Headstone.
All natural materials including granite which are placed outdoors are susceptible to the elements. You can however expect your Headstone to be in pristine condition for several years.
If the need arises, we offer a complete renovation and repair service to ensure your Headstone is restored to its original condition. We will inspect your Headstone and advise whether it requires cleaning and/or if the existing Inscription requires re-painting or any other work is required.
What type of lettering can I have on my selected Headstone?
The majority of modern fonts can be used. The five most commonly selected are as displayed here.
A statue can be positioned at the edge of the base on which the Headstone is erected if there is suitable space; we can advise in all instances.
Yes. All of our headstones are made to fit the width of the grave and to comply with cemetery regulations. When choosing a headstone from our range for a narrower grave the headstone will not appear as it does in our brochure or website.
No. Some Lawn Cemeteries have width and height restrictions; we will advise in each instance.
Our quotation outlines our charges and the relevant cemetery fee.
Included in our charges are the following:
Cemetery Authorities charge a fee for the granting of a permit to erect a Headstone in Ireland. This fee will vary from Cemetery to Cemetery. The time it takes to process the granting of a permit will also vary.