Obituary Notices are also called Death Notices

While there is a formula for drafting a Death Notice or Obituary Notice the content of it is very personal to the deceased person and their family circumstances. Our experienced staff will assist you with the wording and submit the death notice on your behalf to a newspaper of your choice. Death Notices need to be placed with the newspapers the day before publication. We also submit the Obituary Notice for inclusion on

  • Irish Times,
  • Irish Independent,
  • Evening Herald,
  • Local papers,
  • Papers outside of the country

Usual formatting of a Obituary Notice should contain the deceased full name (and birth surname if applicable), the age at which the deceased passed away, their date of birth, relationship to surviving family members; i.e Father, Husband, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather, Cousin and Friend. If applicable where donations can be made and the funeral details. The circumstances of death may also be included, i.e. passed away peacefully, suddenly from a heart attack or died after a long struggle with cancer.

Jennings Funerals Obituaries
Jennings Funerals, Sample of Newspaper Death Notices and Obituaries

Sample layouts of death notices:

Smith, John, Clontarf, North Dublin City, 78, died peacefully after a long battle with lung cancer on 13th October 2014. Beloved Husband to Jane, Father to Jo, Janey & Grandfather to baby Jay. Reposing at Jennings Funerals, Raheny, Dublin 3. Funeral service will be held on 19th October 2014 in Fairview Catholic Church, Dublin 3. Donations can be made in John Smith’s name to Headstrong Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Group.

Smith, Jane, (neé Smyth), Kilbarrack, Co. Dublin, 85, died peacefully on 20th June 2015. Beloved wife of late John Smith, Mother to Jo, Janey & Grandmother to Jay and Jennifer. Reposing at Jennings Funerals Home, Kibarrack, Dublin City. Funeral service details to be announced. Donations can be made in Jane Smith’s name to Pieta House Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Group.


Remember the team at Jennings Funerals will assist you to create and word the death notice and will ensure to get it printed in your chosen newspaper/s Obituaries section. We will also submit the obituary to Ireland’s top online Obituary website

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