Kirwan’s Funeral Directors celebrates 100 years

by Rose Barrett
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Leading Irish Funeral Directors Kirwans recently celebrated 100 years in business. Setting new standards in funeral care and supports.  Kirwans is part of the Fanagan Group, which also includes Carnegies and Nichols funeral directors, with a network of 11 funeral homes and services throughout Dublin. The group employs over 100 people.

Kirwans is a business steeped in national history. In May 1941, it sensitively conducted the funerals of the victims of the North Strand Bombings. Eight years later, it also managed the state funeral of Douglas Hyde, the First President of Ireland.

Compassion, dignity, and dedication to superior customer service and delivery, with a diverse, modern, and caring workforce, are the core values of the group and indeed Kirwans.  At Kirwans, going above and beyond to care for bereaved families and providing critical support at such a difficult time has captured the trust of the North Dublin community for a century.

As part of the Fanagan Group, Kirwans are a two-time winner of the National Quality and Excellence Awards. 

“Throughout the century, we have grown with our community. Traditions change and various beliefs and religions are constantly evolving,”said Seámas Griffin, MD Kirwans Funeral Directors. 

“We have also seen new trends such as Gatherings in Funeral Homes rather than Removals into Churches. Cremation is increasing each year and is now on par with burial in Dublin city. However, with all these changes, the one constant is that families wish to have their loved ones cared for by someone they can trust to give care with compassion and kindness.”

Bryan Murphy, CEO of the Fanagan Group added, “Seámas and the entire Kirwans team provide an exemplary service to communities in North Dublin and beyond. They continue a century long tradition of care, empathy, dignity, and support for families who entrust them with the care of their loved ones.” ContactKirwans at 01 833 4444 for a personal, dedicated service.

Photo (l-r): Bryan Murphy, CEO, Fanagans Group, John Kirwan and Séamas Griffin, MD Kirwans Funeral Directors

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