Bereavement Support Information

Although grieving is a natural process which can be helped by the sympathy and understanding of friends, sometimes one may need support to work through it in a positive way.

Friends don’t always know how to help; they may be embarrassed by one’s grief; they may even avoid meeting one in the mistaken belief that a meeting may increase distress.
It is quite normal to feel anger, guilt, fear and depression as well as the awful pain of loss. These feelings need to be expressed rather than repressed, to be talked out, cried over and put in some sort of perspective.
It helps the healing process to talk with a trained listener and confront the very strong feelings associated with grief.

Support Available

We have compiled in the following the details of the various support groups which are available in neighbouring towns around Kingscourt and the four surrounding counties (Cavan, Meath, Monaghan and Louth) which we service as well as some of the national organisations.

List of Details Included;

  • Local Supports in Kingscourt and surrounding areas
  • National Organisations & Supports
  • Supports for Young Adults & Children
  • Suicide Bereavement Support
  • Suggested Reading Lists

Kieran Bros Funeral Directors are not affiliated to any of these organisations below and the list of supports described is provided in good faith in the hope it may assist our customers with their journey through grief.

“There’s no way for them to take away my sadness, but they can make sure I am not empty of all the other feelings.” 
–David Levithan

If you have any questions on the details provided or any other matters, please feel free to contact us.

Grant Assistance:

Death Assistance Grant (from €850)

The payment of this grant is discretionary and may be means tested. It is applicable mainly to those receiving Social Welfare payments of one form or or another, including pensions. Application forms are available from your local Health Board Office and must be accompanied by the Funeral Invoice in the applicant’s name. The Community Welfare Office decides if the full grants or part of it will be paid.

Click here for more information on the Funeral Grant.


Widowed Parent Grant (€6000)

This is available where a death occurs of a parent with dependant children.(under 18 or over if in full-time education). The Grant is paid when the widowed parent applies for the widow/widowers pension.

Click here for more information on the Widow Surviving Spouse Grant.


Occupational Injuries Scheme (€850)

If a death is work related or as a result of a prescribed illness a Funeral Grant may be paid under the occupational injuries scheme.

Click here for more information on the Occupational injury death grant.


Social Welfare

If a spouse or partner dies while they are receiving a Social Welfare payment such as the state pension, unemployment benefit, disability benefit etc., payments will continue to be made for 6 weeks after the death. The local Social Welfare Officer can supply more details.

Click here for more information on the Social welfare payments after death


Credit Union (from €1270)

Any qualified member of a Credit Union is entitled to receive payment from the Death Benefit scheme. Further details may be obtained from your local Credit Union

Click here for more information on the Credit Union Death Benefits.