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About Us

The Death Care Academy of Ireland is an organisation set up under the guidance of professionals within the funeral, health & safety and counselling sectors of Ireland. Its aim is to provide an opportunity to learn and develop new skills for those within the funeral sector as well as other organisations whom during their line of duty touch on death and bereavement in some form.

In participating in such courses, subscribers to the Death Care Academy will show their commitment in providing the highest standards of care and professionalism at all stages of the bereavement process to ensure that those affected will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.

The DCA is receptive to working with all organisations that have a duty of care to the deceased and their families by providing assistance and knowledge in the area of embalming, funeral directing, bereavement counselling and health & safety requirements.


Why Join the Deathcare Academy of Ireland

The Deathcare Academy of Ireland (DCA) which was established in 2011 under the guidance of professionals within the funeral, health & safety and counselling services of Ireland looks forward to offering its services to all those involved in the deathcare service sector.

The DCA regards itself as an all-inclusive organisation whose objective is to educate and train those within the deathcare services to help raise and improve standards relating to all aspects of deathcare.  This will be done through providing industry specific training to those that wish to learn, develop and implement skills that will provide them with the qualifications and knowledge necessary to improve on their standards of care to the deceased, the bereaved and those that work directly in the deathcare services of Ireland.

In joining the Deathcare Academy of Ireland subscribers will benefit from first-hand knowledge and training that has been specifically designed by professionals from within the deathcare services.

The Benefits of becoming a Subscriber to the DCA.

Direct access to industry specific training courses in;
Health & Safety – Manual Handling, Advanced Driving Theory/Practical, Grave Digging
Hygienic Treatment – for new entrances and up-skill courses for existing embalmers in conjunction with University College Cork (UCC).
Grief Counselling – designed specifically for those working within the Funeral Industry
Funeral Director Programme
Pre-need plan – Offer a Pre-Need Plan with a difference. Our Horizon Funeral Plan offers both the clients and the funeral service provider a wide range of flexibility when it comes to choice of services, value of funeral, and even payment schemes. Our plan is not about selling plans but it all about making funeral arrangements which will allow you to carry on what you are good at.
Up to date research provided by the New Jersey Funeral Directors Association (USA) on issues relating to health & safety control, bio-hazard controls, infectious controls.
Up to date information of on proposed changes/amendments to new/existing regulations in Ireland, UK & Europe.
Promote your services through our website – section for the general public.


It is the overall objective of the Deathcare Academy of Ireland to be recognised by state authorities as an organisation that represents the deathcare services within Ireland on an all-inclusive basis.

DMG Death Care Ltd (No 504260)
t/a Death Care Academy of Ireland
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