An innovative concept which allows funeral directors to send texts of all their funeral arrangements to members of the public is celebrating its first successful year in business in Tipperary.
‘Memorial Text’ is the brainchild of Dungarvan businessman Maurice Butler. “It has gone from strength to strength over the past year,” said Mr Butler. “Lots of people are now subscribing to the service.”
Local Funeral Directors in Dungarvan James Kiely and Son Funeral Directors and Drohan’s Funeral Directors, were the first to sign up. Now, ‘Memorial’ is hoping to expand all over Ireland, and is currently talking to interested parties all over south Tipperary, where it was launched this week with Devitts Funeral Directors, The Green, Cashel, John O’Donoghue & Sons, Kickham Street, Clonmel, and Walsh’s Funeral Directors, New Street, Carrick-on-Suir, availing of the service. It’s hoped that in a year, the majority of Funeral Directors in Ireland will avail of this service.
Memorial text is a free service to the public. When arrangements are completed for a local funeral in your area, the details are passed on to Memorial Text Service. Mr Butler said that Memorial Text is free to everyone who receives the text, which gives instant details to their phone about funeral arrangements of recently deceased in the area. “People can often miss Funerals because of not knowing or not hearing about the passing of a deceased person,” added Mr Butler.
“Memorial Text makes it so easy, because as soon as the arrangements are made by the undertaker he then passes on the information to Memorial Text, who instantly relays this information to all the people who subscribed to receiving the free texts.
“It’s important to know that you must subscribe to each undertaker separately using the name or code provided to the Memorial Text number 087-1925300.
“As people are busier in their lives, technology can help and Memorial Text is just another idea that makes life easier. Nobody wants to hear about a friend or neighbour passing away, but now you won’t miss that important Funeral so you can support your family and friends,” added Mr Butler. To avail of this service, simply text O’Donoghue’s, Devitts, or Walshes (or all three) to 087-1925300 to receive update of funeral arrangements. www.memorialtext.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: Tom Murphy 0862569752