Headstones are perhaps the most fitting and lasting tribute we can give the ones we love, and choosing the right headstone can be a very personal experience. At Anderson & Leahy Funeral Directors, our sister company, Leahy Memorials provides a complete and comprehensive headstone and memorials service.
We believe that every headstone should be as unique and personal as the person it commemorates. That is why we offer a wide range of headstones in a variety of sizes, shapes, colours, and stones and have a solution to suit every budget. As experienced stone masons, we can create customer gravestones and memorials to suit your wishes. Additionally, our inscription service can be used to pay tribute to your loved one. Whether you opt for a basic inscription or wish to include more personal touches such as a quote or a poem, everything is possible here at Anderson & Leahy Funeral Directors and Leahy Memorials. We also provide new concrete floors and new chippings as well as general cleaning services.
We appreciate how important it is to erect a lasting reminder of your loved one. Each order is individually designed to your own personal requirements, at very competitive prices. We pride ourselves in providing quality service at every stage of the process. We can also provide proof of what the headstone looks like before engraving with the inscription in order to ensure that you are completely happy with it before we begin.
What is the best material for headstones?
The main stones used to make memorials are granite, marble and limestone and each has its pros and cons. The most popular is typically granite and we recommend opting for a granite gravestone as this is the most durable stone and will require less restoration work in the future.
What is the average cost of a headstone?
Prices of headstones will vary depending on the stone, the size of the grave, the chosen inscription etc. On average a headstone will cost between €1200 and €2500. At Leahy Memorials we also a number of budget friendly options available.
What can be included on a gravestone inscription?
Gravestone inscriptions are deeply personal and you can include pretty much anything you wish. The most basic inscriptions feature simply the name and the date of birth and death. While more personal headstones feature messages, a quote or a poem, etc., and act as a tribute and a memorial to your loved one.