RHEA
Let RHEA Funeral Co-ordinators plan and manage a meaningful, personalised funeral or remembrance event for you and your family. We believe the time around a funeral is best spent taking care of those you love, while we take care of the planning, the calls and the work involved in the arrangements.
We work for you, complementary to the work of the undertaker, to ensure you have a low-stress funeral or memorial event that honours the person at the centre. As we know, funerals in Ireland are stressful, busy days filled with to-do lists and tasks…we believe there is a better way – Dara and Louise of RHEA are here to help.

About us…

From many years experience in event management across a variety of sectors, Dara O’Shea and Louise O’Brien understand how even the smallest detail can play an important role in an event. They have the expertise to work with each client or family to design and deliver an event that best honours, and indeed celebrates, their loved one ensuring every detail and task is seen to and that everything runs smoothly.

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Feedback from one of our client families…

“RHEA showed sensitivity, compassion, professionalism, organisation and attention to detail. They were there on the day to guide us through the memorial meaning we could be truly present (and less stressed) …We will be forever grateful to Dara and Louise for taking  such good care of us and helping us create an incredibly special event that we will always treasure.”

RHEA helped our family to organise a memorial for our daughter Arwen , who we lost at the start of the pandemic in 2020.   Louise and Dara supported us every step of the way and had many suggestions in how we could make the memorial special and unique.  They had a genuine interest in getting to know who Arwen was to ensure that her spirit embodied the event itself. RHEA showed sensitivity, compassion, professionalism, organisation and attention to detail. They were there on the day to guide us through the memorial meaning we could be truly present (and less stressed) knowing that the logistics were in their safe hands. We will be forever grateful to Dara and Louise for taking  such good care of us and helping us create an incredibly special event that we will always treasure.
P, M and C, Dublin

FUNERAL EVENTS

Funerals, though sad and difficult, offer us a special opportunity to celebrate life, remember a special person and evoke meaningful memories.

Whether you are planning for a more traditional funeral, or are looking to have a ceremony or event with a more personal touch we are here to offer you the inspiration, creativity, support and help you need to arrange the most fitting funeral for you and those you love.

At RHEA, we are here to do the work for you.  We work in co-operation with service providers , from the undertaker to reception venue, musicians, florist and more to create a personalised and bespoke funeral that helps you say your best goodbye.

We have the professional expertise to design and deliver a special funeral occasion that best remembers and celebrates your loved one, meets your needs, and incorporates your preferences and beliefs while overseeing the smooth running of the events ensuring every detail and task is seen to and that everything runs smoothly over the course of the funeral days.

We can support the work of your undertaker by taking on the tasks you and your family might otherwise do, such as:

  • Help you with choices of reception venues, catering, floristry and manage all the arrangements for these
  • Work with musicians and singers to help choose music that will best complement your funeral events
  • Coordinate your celebrants, readers and the family and friends participating in the funeral to ensure they are fully prepared and comfortable in their role
  • Help you personalise the various funeral ceremonies and events with meaningful readings, prayers, poems, offertory gifts, and other features
  • Provide an on-the-day supervision and co-ordination service, staying one step ahead to ensure everything is in place so that you and your family do not need to manage events as the day unfolds
  • Coordinate supplier bookings, orders, deliveries and other logistics that arise over the course of the few days
  • And more to ensure your wishes are met and arranged.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS

Memorial and remembrance events are a source of great comfort and consolation by which to remember a loved one in the months and years following a loss.  During the pandemic, many of us did not have the chance to say our last goodbye as we would wish. Though time has moved on, the love we have for those we have lost does not change.

Now that we can meet and be together again , we have the opportunity to remember and fully celebrate a lost loved one in a meaningful way, as unique and memorable as they themselves.

Whether for a small family group or a larger community of friends, neighbours or colleagues, these gatherings offer an opportunity for reflection, celebration of life and sharing of treasured memories.

We provide a full suite of bespoke memorial event planning services in Cork to help you honour your loved one, celebrate their life, love and achievements and keep their memory alive as time goes by.

We will design, plan, co-ordinate and manage an occasion that caters for your needs, allows you, your friends and family to spend time remembering your loved one without the many tasks and arrangements that can accompany a well-crafted event.  From planning a fitting tribute to hospitality and everything in between, we will deliver an occasion which will allow you to create precious memories without the stress and hard work.

  • Anniversaries
  • Special days of remembrance such a birthday or wedding anniversary
  • The Month’s Mind mass
  • Work place, school, college or club memorial event
  • An ashes-scattering event
  • A memorial unveiling such as a garden bench, plaque, tree-planting, etc.

Many people bereaved during 2020 and 2021, whose funerals were affected by Covid-19 restrictions, may find solace and comfort from a memorial event that completes aspects of the funeral experience that may have had to be missed at the ti

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