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Carpenter Bros. Funeral Directors

All funerals should be a personalised representation of a persons life and we offer bespoke options and services to reflect that. Find out more about our personalised funeral services in Carlow.

Personalised Funeral Services


A piper can be arranged to play at a church, cemetery, crematorium and if required at the address where the cortege is commencing from. The pipers are highly experienced and willing to play specific music choices and give help and advice where needed in a sensitive manner. The pipes offer a fitting tribute to a loved one and can uplift the spirit touching the hearts of family and friends.



The Last Post and Reveille being played by a bugler is a poignant and moving mark of respect for an ex service/military personnel funeral service.


Occasionally family members will feel uplifted by the release of balloons with personalised messages at the end of the funeral service.



Comfort can be found in the symbolic gesture of releasing doves as part of the funeral service at the graveside.

Horsedrawn Hearse

Horse Drawn Carriages are very popular again and add a magnificent addition to the funeral procession. Choices of black or white horses are available.


Motorcycle Hearse

For motorcycle enthusiasts a motorcycle hearse can be a fitting tribute and a very special and unique way for your loved one to make their final journey.


A Personal song performed by an experienced soloist can be a meaningful time of reflection during the funeral service.

Newspaper Notices

Our Funeral Arranger’s will be happy to assist you with any newspaper notices for insertion into the local and national newspapers. Our staff are experienced in compiling death announcements and acknowledgement notices with the relevant details of the funeral and personal relationships and tributes.


We are pleased to organise after funeral refreshments for you. Our caterers can provide a cold buffet for a party of any size, whether it be in your home or a local venue. We also cater for large funeral parties in our restaurant. the room can seat over 100 people and we can help talk you through all options available to you. Many of our clients have found this facility extremely beneficial as it eliminates all the added stress and worry of organising and supervising catering arrangements at a time when there is already so much to do. All dietary requirements can be catered for and we offer various menus to suit different budgets.

Mass Booklets/Condolence Book

Funeral printing can be arranged, the family and funeral directors will liaise with the minister or officiant on the families behalf to produce an order of service. A selection of sample service sheets are available at our offices however personalised printing with photographs and specific designs can be arranged. Our professional range of funeral stationery provides you with an Order of Service that is designed to be a lasting and fitting keepsake for everyone to have and cherish. All our stationery is printed on high quality paper stock and can be in full colour if desired.


If you have a request that hasn’t been included above, please get in touch with your request and we’ll do our utmost to make it possible

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