Religious and non religious services

Religious & Non-Religious Services
Our experience as long-established funeral directors provides us with an understanding of the customs and traditions of many religious faiths as they relate to funerals, including those of faiths which are relatively new to Ireland. The most common funeral to date within Ireland is still the Roman Catholic funeral, where the remains are brought to the church and mass is presided over by the local cellebant. He will also be in attandece at the burial to oversee the prayers to his final resting place.

Some families may prefer to have a non-religious or civil funeral both of which we have extensive experience in arranging.

A non-religious service is without any religious content and is designed by the family with the assistance of a civil celebrant or Humanist celebrant. The service will usually consist of music, eulogies, poems and words or remembrance.

A civil service can combine religious content with the family’s own choices of music, speeches, poems and words of remembrance.

In all cases we will arrange for a suitable celebrant who can facilitate, guide and assist with the ceremony. We can also advise on suitable locations.

If you have questions about choosing or planning a religious, non-religious, civil or Humanist service Cummins Funeral Directors will be more than happy to assist you.


  • Funeral Home
    Co. Mayo,
    F31 X236

  • Vincent Cummins 087-2463377