O'Connor Bros Funeral Homes, Cork, Ireland
About Us

We know that our people are our biggest asset, and value the contribution that everybody in the organisation makes. Some of our employees have been part of the O'Connor Bros. family for 10, 20, and even 40 years.

That loyalty, that commitment, that level of dedication speaks volumes. Our people have a passion for what they do, and share the company’s values of quality, fairness, attention to detail and uncompromising standards.

Every member of our exceptional team is an important component in our continued success.

 

Mr. T. Val O’Connor, K.S.S., M.B.I.E., G.R.S.E., F.M.I.A.F.D., M.P.E.A., is the Chairman Emeritus of O’Connor Bros.  Val is third generation Funeral Director and a founding member of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors and graduate of the Renouard College, New York City. He is a leader in the funeral service industry and he is credited with introducing the Funeral Home concept into Ireland in 1967. He was awarded the Papal Knighthood of the Equestrian Order of St. Sylvester in 2001 for his Chairmanship of the fund-raising committee for St. Mary and St. Ann’s Cathedral in Cork.

Mr. J. Finbarr O’Connor, M.B.I.E, M.I.A.F.D., M.P.E.A., G.B.M.S., P.A.D.I. (DM), (Val's son) is the Managing Director, Chairman and C.E.O. of O’Connor Bros.. Finbarr is fourth generation funeral director. He trained in the funeral service industry in Los Angeles, California and Scottsdale, Arizona. He has served as Chairman of the Irish Division of the British Institute of Embalmers 2001-2003 and President of the Irish Association of Funeral Directors 2008-2009. He is also a P.A.D.I.* Divemaster and Master Scuba Diver. *(Professional Association of Diving Instructors).

Laura O’Connor-Humphries (Val's daughter) is the General Manager and a Director of O'Connor Bros.

Mr.Terence O'Connor is also fourth generation Funeral Director. He joined the company when his company Terence O'Connor Funeral Home, Shandon Street, Cork (founded 1895) merged with O'Connor Bros. Funeral Homes in 2004.

  Mr. Terence O’Brien is another of our Funeral Directors and has been involved with the company for over 20 years.  He looks after the property interests of the company and worked previously with builders John Sisk and Sons.

Mr.Declan Hayes is yet another of our Funeral Directors. He has been with the company for 20 years. 

Mr.William Gleeson is a trainee Funeral Director He previously served as a Sergeant with An Garda Siochana in Cork. 

Mrs. Patricia Bogan married into the family business, run by her late father-in-law Frederick Bogan. She has been involved in the funeral business for over 26 years. She is involved in many Church committees, at present serving as a member of The General Synod of the Church of Ireland and is the Secretary of the Friends of St. Finbarre's Cathedral. 

Mr. Denis J. Goggin one of our longest serving Funeral Directors has recently retired after working with the company for over 40 years. He is a member of the Board of Management of Glen Rovers Hurling and Football Club and former member of the Board of Management of Blackpool Community Association.

 Sheila O’Donoghue  is the Office Manager and has been with the company for over 40 years.

Therese Vaughan is our Accounts Administrator.

Catherine O'Sullivan is our Florist. She previously worked with Woodford Bournes and Academy Florist.

Kate Ray is our receptionist.