Alternative Funeral Arrangements‘53% in 2016 opted for cremation… that gives you an indication of how fast the option is changing.’ 

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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“My father, he wanted to go into the ground but of course, he went before my mother so my mother decided that he was going up the chimney and that was the end of that!” So says one of the individuals interviewed by reporter Paddy O’Gorman on the topic of burial versus cremation.  Paddy visited Mount Jerome Cemetery to find …

‘Why do people keep Uncle John’s ashes on the mantelpiece? It can be a way of not moving on.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Burial rituals are probably as old as human civilisation itself and we see evidence of ancient practices even now, in the form of old stone dolmens across Western Europe, to structures like the great Pyramids of Egypt, which were accompanied by the 3500-year-old ritual of embalming. Cremation as a burial ritual is possibly just as old and, in recent years, …