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Irish Association of Funeral Directors


The Association was established in 1979 to promote excellence in funeral directing and to foster cooperation between members to enable them to provide a better service to their clients. IAFD members conduct 80% of funerals on the island of Ireland. The Association is consulted by government, local authorities, media, interest groups and the general public on matters relevant to funerals. The IAFD has an established Code of Practice which must be adhered by all of it's members.


Mary Cunniffe (President) being congratulated by John Foley (Immediate Past President)
during her installation at the AGM in November 2017

Officers and Directors

Mary Cunniffe (President), Edwina Fitzgerald (1st Vice President), John Foley (Immediate Past President), Martin Thompson (Hon. Treasurer), Dara Gillespie. (Hon. Secretary), Robert Fanagan (Membership & Excellence Committee Chair), Colm Kieran (PRO & Communications Committee Chair), Donal Forde (Education Committee Chair), Dermot McCarthy, Tom Lawless, Kieran Shovlin.



Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this website are accurate,the I.A.F.D. cannot accept responsibility for any error or omissions or loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from acting as a result of any material in his website.

Useful Information

IAFD Education Programme

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