RHEA

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We create and manage memorial and remembrance events for families, individuals, community groups and organisations.

For many reasons, you may not have been able to say goodbye as you would wish. Pandemic funerals robbed many of the goodbye they would have wished for and a memorial service or event can help reconcile some of the pain left by that experience, honour your loved one, celebrate their life and gather together friends and family to pay tribute.

People who have experienced a tragic loss in their lifetime can find peace of mind from having a memorial or remembrance event to help acknowledge a loss.

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“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
RHEA

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At RHEA events, we specialise in a compassionate approach coupled with a complete planning and coordination service so that you can focus on being present without thinking about the event details, the stress of ‘to-do’ lists or worry about what comes next.

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From many years experience in event management Dara O’Shea and Louise O’Brien have the expertise and compassion to work with each person to design and deliver an event that best honours their loved one ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

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MEMORIAL EVENTS

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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FUNERAL EVENTS

We may also be able to help you at the time of a funeral…

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

For many reasons, funerals can be a challenging time for a family and extra help can be required.  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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