Embalming

We have an in-house embalming facility which is equipped to the highest possible standard. Our embalmers are registered both with the Professional Embalmers Association of Ireland (PEAI) as well as the British Institute of Embalmers (BIE). Dignity, care and respect is shown at all times to the deceased, from our staff who take such pride in their professional skills and the important work that they do.

As part of our commitment to the care of the deceased and striving to achieve the highest quality funeral for everyone, we recommend embalming and hygienic treatment. Modern embalming and Hygienic Treatment involves the injection of a treated arterial solution into the vascular system, which sanitises and partially preserves the body, enabling an optimal presentation of the deceased for their family, on being true to how the deceased person liked to appear.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions relating to embalming and the embalming process. Call Clare Ann on (087) 7647731.

 

Meet our Embalmers

Paul Fahy Embalmer Galway

Paul Fahy

 

Paul is our fully qualified embalmer with over 10 years of embalming experience. 

Paul started his embalming studies with the Dublin School of Embalming in 2011 and later qualified in the UK in 2014, after three intensive years of both practical and theory examinations. 

Paul is currently a member of The British Institute of Embalmers. He is an integral part of our team here at Irwin’s Funeral Home, always undertaking his job with the height of respect, dignity, honesty and compassion

Clare Ann Embalming 2 cropped

Clare Ann Irwin

 
Clare Ann graduated with an honours Bachelor of Education in Education and Psychology degree from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick in 2018 and worked as a primary school teacher for three years in both Dublin and Galway, from 2018-2021.
 
Clare Ann said she always wanted to be a Funeral Director and Embalmer and in February 2021, commenced her embalming studies with The Irish College of Funeral Directing and Embalming. Clare Ann says that it is always an honour and a privilege to be entrusted with one’s loved one and that she treats each deceased as if they were a member of her own family.