What is the Cremation process? – What to expect when cremating a loved one
Cremation is an ancient practice present in many cultures across the world including Ireland. It is fundamentally a process of transforming the body of the deceased into cremains that can be interred in an urn or scattered in a location that holds meaning for the deceased and their loved ones.
The process begins when the deceased arrives at the crematorium. Their body is identified and the proper authorization for the cremation is granted. The deceased is then prepared and placed into the container that will be cremated with them. This is then moved to the cremation chamber where they undergo the cremation processes. The body and container are changed using heat to reduce them. After cremation, any remaining metal from jewellery or surgical implants are removed and the remains are ground to a powder. Cremation produces 3 – 9 pounds/1.3 – 4 KG of cremains, depending on the size of the body, container and the cremation equipment and processes used, the processes takes 2 – 3 hours approximately. The cremains can then be housed in a temporary container or placed in a bespoke urn provided by the family.
The cremains can then, typically, be stored at a funeral parlor to be picked up at a future date. This allows the deceased’s loved ones time to decide what they wish to do in accordance with any last wishes or for further funerary preparations to be made. Many people are choosing cremation as a more environmentally, economical and convenient option to a traditional burial.
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Cremation in Ancient Ireland
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Why are people choosing Cremation?- Why is cremation on the rise?
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Ancient Cultures and Cremation? – From Ireland to Australia
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Newgrange Cremation Burial Chamber
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The Tri Spiral of Celtic and pre Celtic Culture – an interesting experiment
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