• What We Do

  • If Some One Dies at Home

    Contact your family doctor or Dalriada Doctor on Call 028 2566 3500, the nearest relative, funeral director, clergy.
    If the death occurs due to an accident, is sudden or violent you must contact the PSNI at once on 999 or 0845 6008000.

    If Some One Dies in a Nursing Home or Hospital

    The staff will notify the doctor and under normal circumstances will issue a Medical Certificate. If the cause of death is unusual or uncertain, it will be reported to the Coroner Tel 02890446800.

    Choice Of Funeral

    We cater for all types of religions and non-religious funerals with burial or cremation. Most of our families wish to have their loved one brought home for a traditional wake but some circumstances this may not be possible, in that case we have use of the Restroom at Dalriada Hospital. Please call us for more information.

    Coffin Selection

    We have a wide selection of coffins to choose from, including plain sides, panelled sides in solid wood and veneer, wicker and natural wool. If your coffin choice is not in our stock we will source it for you.

    Registering a Death

    This should be done with-in 5 days. Bring the Medical Certificate to your council office. Ballycastle district Sheskburn House Imelda McAuley Tel 0282076225. There is no charge for this service but if require extra copies there will be a charge.


    We have a wide selection of natural looking artificial wreaths of if silk flowers are preferred our associate Flowers By Sandra Tel Sandra 02820762648 will provide quality floral tributes to suit all tastes.

    Order Of Service

    We can provide you with a personalized order of service done by our own in-house publisher.

    Death Notices

    We liase with you and organise the newspaper notices in the paper of choice.


    Some families prefer donations in-lieu of flowers to a charity of their choice. We will administer this, provide you with list of contributors and pass the money direct to the charity.


    Families can provide refreshments after the funeral in their own home or our associate The Pantry Tel Nula 02820769993 can cater for larger groups.

    Peace Of Mind

    At James Craig & Sons we understand that during a time of death things can be very difficult, we will take care of contacting the clergy, church sexton, organist, grave digger and make the payments to all the relevant people on your behalf. We are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) this body ensures that we are fully insured and your business with us will be conducted in a professional coherent manner.  We are also members of The British Institute of Embalmers (BIE) offering you an assurance that your loved one will be treated in a respectful, dignified manner.