Byrne Memorials is an established, reputable and fully insured supplier and installer of headstones and associated products. We cover the southeast of Ireland including Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny and Carlow from our New Ross office. Our work is guaranteed and carried out to the highest standards in the stone trade. we are a local, southeast based business whose ambition is to provide a top class service to families in our area using the very best of materials, our skilled and experienced workers and operate to the highest professional standards.
Our retail unit and showrooms in New Ross offer our customers the opportunity to see many designs and layouts in our display. We also carry a comprehensive range of vases , lanterns, personalised plaques, marble and granite hearts etc in a variety of colours and designs for graves. Please feel free to visit us in person and avail of our advice and expertise. We realise how personal and important decisions about headstones are and we deal with our customers with this in mind.
Hugh Byrne is a fully accredited Funeral Director with the Irish Association of Funeral Directors. We offer a complete funeral service, covering all aspects of funeral arrangements for bereaved families. We look after all practical aspects of funeral management allowing family members to spend time with each other and with friends in the confidence that all practicalities are being catered for. Please contact Hugh Byrne on 086 8938800 anytime for help or advice.
Our headstones are manufactured from a variety of stone types, such as granite, limestone and marble in a variety of colours and designs. Most granites are imported from the far east, India and China. We use Irish granite and also Irish limestone for particular requirements. Granite is the hardest stone available for use in the manufacture of headstones. The polishing process brings out the natural colours of each different granite and also protects the stone from the weather. The Granite is so hard it is practically guaranteed the inscriptions will never wear away if they are inscribed properly in the first place.
One part of a grave monument that is never seen but is the most important part of the structure is the foundation. We at Byrne Memorials always re-enforce our concrete foundations using steel to bind, strengthen and bond the foundation, making it stronger and more likely to withstand the wear and tear of the years.
Kerbs and corner posts
In older cemeteries and graveyards, it is the normal practice to use stone kerbs as a surround to a family grave. Kerbs can be supplied in the same variety of colours as the headstones and are available in different shapes and styles. Corner posts are usually used on most graves in these older cemeteries and also come in different colours and styles.
We provide a large range of stone and glass chippings which are used to decorate the surface of a grave in front of the headstone. Most graves are covered in either a mix of limestone and white marble or granite chippings, but customers can also choose from different pebbles in different colours and also shaped coloured glass pebbles. Many of the different styles are on display in our showroom.
We also inscribe additional names to existing headstones in situ in the graveyard. We endeavour to match the existing letters in style and size to maintain a consistency of text on a headstone.
Grave Maintenance and Restoration
Byrne Memorials offer a grave restoration and maintenance service. This includes cleaning old headstones, renewing old inscriptions, cleaning kerb surrounds and removing and replacing old grave surface chippings.
Vases, Plaques, Solar Lights & Accessories
In our showroom, on display we have many different shapes and sizes of vases and lanterns. These can be supplied in the matching colour of a chosen headstone and can be inscribed with a name or a short message. We also stock a range of granite lanterns in the various colours with battery and annual lights for use in the lanterns. We inscribe granite hearts, books and plaques with personal messages to be placed on graves as part of the service. Photographs of loved ones can be fixed to headstones as permanent reminders for visitors to a family grave.
Hugh Byrne Funeral Director is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors, I.A.F.D. We operate on a professional and sympathetic basis, always putting our customers needs at the forefront of our minds during what is always a very difficult time. We take responsibility for all the practical aspects of funeral arranging leaving grieving families to spend their time with family and friends.
Those responsibilities include making arrangements with a priest or celebrant, dealing with hospitals or nursing homes if needed, arranging to have a grave opened and closed, arranging all public announcements of the funeral arrangements including online broadcast of the funeral service if required, online announcements, via local radio and national or local newspapers, booking of floral tributes if required, arranging the funeral home if required and many other functions. We cover funeral expenses as they occur during the funeral period. We also make ourselves available to help and advice families during what is often a completely new and daunting experience.
In short, we do or best to help and guide families through the practical aspect of arranging a funeral for their loved one. Please call Hugh anytime on 086 8938800 if you would like more information.
Why Choose Us?
Byrne Memorials offers a confidential, sensitive and professional service to our customers. We have many years of experience working with people who are grieving and who find it very difficult to face choosing a headstone for a special person. We do our best to make the experience as easy as possible and guide our customers through a process most would never have been through before. By choosing Byrne Memorials, you can have peace of mind knowing that whatever you ask us to do for you will be done using the very best of materials, skilled and experienced staff, and that you will
be dealt with in a professional and sympathetic manner.
Contact Byrnes Memorials
The Garden Centre, Marshmeadows, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Y34 FE83
(051) 426 638