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Professional Memberships

Irish Association of Funeral Directors


The Irish Association of Funeral Directors (IAFD) is the only representative organisation for funeral directors throughout Ireland. It was established in 1979 to promote excellence and expertise in the funeral directing profession and to foster cooperation between its members to enable them to provide a better service to their clients. Its members conduct 75% of funerals in Ireland.


British Institute of Embalmers


The British Institute of Embalmers as founded in 1927 by a group of 15 Funeral Directors who recognised the need for a separate organisation for the professional embalmer.

The ‘Memorandum of Association’ lists 19 Objectives for which the Institute was established. Many of these are legal statements concerning the activities in which the Institute may be concerned and, whilst vital for the correct functioning of the Institute, are not directly concerned with embalming itself.
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Professional Embalmers Association of Ireland


The Professional Association of Embalmers was initiated by four of the best embalmers practicing in the country and was formed in order to create an avenue for all embalmers who possess passion for the practice and for those who are determined to set the highest standards in the practice of professional embalming.

National Association of Funeral Directors

22The National Association of Funeral Direxctors No one ever wants to organise a funeral but when the inevitable happens it is reassuring to know that a National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) member firm will guide you through the process and help you make arrangements at what can be a very upsetting time.


Certificate in Funeral Practice


The IAFD provides high quality education and training  through the delivery of the Certificate in Funeral Practice  which aims to develop knowledge, skills, and competency  to work in the funeral sector to exemplary standards.



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