About Us

Padraig and Catriona Lonergan, are a husband and wife team who jointly run Lonergan Funeral Directors. Padraig’s grandfather, Paddy Lonergan, purchased the Shirley Arms Hotel in 1930 and founded his undertaking business, in time Padraig’s father, Oliver, took over the family business and when Padraig came of age he joined his father. Catriona’s early career was with Aer Lingus where she received superior training in customer care. Our hearse driver, Seamus McBennett, completes the team. We are delighted to have recently moved into our new funeral home on Main Street, Carrickmacross, where it all began more than eighty-five years ago.

Our aim at Lonergan Funeral Directors is to provide the highest standard of service in a discrete and professional manner, with compassion and respect for the families we serve. Few, if any, can ever be adequately prepared for the sense of loss and grief that ensues on the death of a loved one. While you come to terms with your loss we plan, organise and handle all the funeral arrangements on your behalf with the reassurance that the smallest detail will be attended to and that every individual request will be carried out in a dignified and confidential manner. We provide a range of choices that will provide a quality service in an affordable manner and discuss openly all costs with you, so you can make the appropriate choices for you and your loved one. We acknowledge how important it is to respect tradition while keeping in tune with today.

We are always available for consultation, whether you need urgent out-of-hours advice and assistance in the midst of a sudden bereavement, or you wish to pre-plan a funeral or you just wish to have an informal chat to allay any fears or questions you may have, Padraig and Catriona, are available around the clock and can be contacted on 042 9664498 or 086 3388300 – Padraig, 086 0742181 – Catriona.