About Us

Our family serving your family

Rice Funeral Directors was first established in Carlingford by the late Patrick Rice in 1958 who was well known in the Cooley/ Carlingford Peninsula. At the time Patrick was working for GNR and then CIE but took early retirement to concentrate on developing his Undertaking and Monumental business. His son Michael started working alongside him in 1985, first learning the Monumental Trade and then later assisting with Funerals. Since the passing of Patrick in 2013, Michael has continued with the family business, ably assisted by his brother PJ and they are now operating from their newly purpose built premises at Chapel Lane, Carlingford. Rice Funeral Directors are longstanding and proud members of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors.  

They also supply and erect Headstones. Michael has many years’ experience in the design and fitting of monuments, carefully engraving and lettering each piece of work himself.

Funeral Arrangements

The death of a loved one brings a lot of emotional stress on the bereaved family but we are here to ease that burden and assist you with the funeral arrangements with respect and dignity

Advice After the Burial

We are here to advise the family on the following  Registration of the Death. Month’s Mind Mass, Acknowledgement Notice / Memorial Cards, advice on Available Bereavement Grants, Headstone fitting / inscriptions.

Monuments & Headstones

With many years’ experience in the monumental trade, we can assist you with creating a lasting memorial for your loved one.