Serving Wicklow and South Dublin since 1880
With nearly 140 years of experience directing funerals in Bray, we offer the highest level of service, expertise and discretion in your time of need.
A family tradition, now upheld by the fifth generation of Colliers, began when William Collier married into the Miller family, established undertakers with a business dating back to 1837. William’s son Thomas eventually took over, relocating in 1928 to a Castle Street premises, where he also launched a nationwide coffin manufacturing business.
In those days, funeral homes as they are now known did not yet exist. Instead, an undertaker would prepare the body at the very place where the funeral was to begin—usually in the family home, with a wake.
That tradition began to change in the 1970s. And it was during that time that Thomas’ sons Des and Tommy opened a funeral home, as we know them today, at the Castle Street premises. There the third generation of Colliers operated, until economic difficulties in the coffin manufacturing business brought about by the recession of the 1980s, forced the business to close.
The family moved to its current address on Old Connaught Avenue in 1987. In 2008 the building was extended, creating a beautiful, relaxed space with natural light, suitable for religious and non-religious funerals.
The main service room can comfortably accommodate up to 130 people. A separate drawing room with a fireplace provides a comfortable room with added privacy. An outdoor garden with seating offers a serene getaway for fresh air or conversation. Parking space for 40 cars is available on-site.
We welcome you to visit the facilities and discuss any requirements you may have. Get in touch to arrange a time that suits you.