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From another country to Ireland

If a loved one passes away in another country and wishes to be buried back in Donegal, an extra dimension of painful difficulty can present itself to the grieving family. Gillespie Funeral Directors can take care of all the arrangements for you. If language barriers exist, we are very experienced at locating and liaising with international funeral directors on your behalf.

We can:
  • Work with the Undertaker appointed by the family in a foreign country.
  • Arrange to have the deceased brought back home as soon as possible.
  • Make preliminary funeral arrangements with families over the phone internationally, followed later by a meeting in Ireland.
  • Book the Church and the Cemetery according to your instructions.
Gillespie Funeral Directors have many years of experience in repatriation, especially from Glasgow and other parts of the UK to Donegal, and we are well versed in liaising with the parish staff of former parishioners who have emigrated abroad but wish to be buried in Donegal. We will make sure that all paperwork is in order, and liaise with transport authorities to facilitate smooth flight details. Having collected the deceased from the airport, we will re-prepare the remains if necessary to facilitate family viewing in Ireland.

From Ireland to another country

If your loved one passes away in Ireland and you wish them to be sent back to their home country to be buried or cremated, we can look after everything from the collection of the remains right up to transferring them to the airport. Gillespie Undertakers have built up a reputation of expertise in working speedily and efficiently through the regulations that are associated with bringing a departed loved one home to another country. We will arrange everything such as:

  • Obtaining the appropriate paperwork, e.g. death cert, out of state papers, and dealing with various embassies.
  • We will collect the remains from their place of death and bring them to our funeral home for preparation.
  • We can also facilitate viewing for friends/family in our funeral home.
  • We will then book the flights for the deceased and arrange to have the coffin transferred to the airport the day prior to departure.

If you would like to arrange a funeral, please contact usAlso learn more about us.