Over 650 people died in Kilkenny in 2016 with two thirds of people under-estimating the cost of the funeral

Sean Keane

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Sean Keane

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Over 650 people died in Kilkenny in 2016 with two thirds of people under-estimating the cost of the funeral

There were 657 deaths registered in Kilkenny in 2016 with two thirds of people underestimating the cost of funerals.

A basic Irish funeral can cost anywhere from €2,950 to to €7,500 and potentially a lot more depending on individual requirements. Royal London report that lengthy probate delays are resulting in families having to unexpectedly pay funeral bills in advance of a life insurance pay-out, where there is no remaining legal policy owner - putting a financial strain on family members when a loved one passes away.