G. E. O'Driscoll and Daughters

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Independent funeral directors in Llanelli, serving bereaved families with respectful and compassionate funeral arrangements.

Latest Verified Reviews

Richard West 6th Dec 2018

Gemma couldn’t have done enough for our family and made the whole situation as pain free as possible. Her professionalism was brilliant and she operated openly with great dignity and respect. She was that great she has earned a family for life.  Thank you Gemma x 

Janet Greening 8th Aug 2018

Gemma helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. She is super efficient and stayed with me until I was happy that I had made all the decisions I needed to. Gemma kept me up dated every step of the way, I felt so reassured that things would be done just as I wanted them to be. Having a non religious ceremony was something I was unsure could be achievable but it was done with style and grace, in a way my husband would have approved of wholeheartedly . Gemma listened and took note of every detail we wanted and on the day it was wonderful.  I think my son summed her up in one word ‘Awesome’. I can’t thank her enough. 

Neil Partridge 20th Jun 2018

A thoroughly professional, thoughtful and caring experience throughout. Gemma took care of every little detail in a sympathetic and meticulous manner. Our mother could not have wished for better care and the funeral ran as smoothly as we could have wished. I cannot recommend G O'Driscoll & Daughters highly enough!

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
67-69 Stepney Street
Llanelli
Carmarthenshire
SA15 3YA

About Us

G.E. O’Driscoll & Daughters are an Independent Funeral Director in Llanelli, who believe in the traditional values of care and personal service, and that modern families appreciate transparency and honesty.

As an independent family-run business, every funeral is tailor-made to suit the wishes of the families they serve. G.E. O’Driscoll & Daughters offer personal attention and support, from the first contact, through to the funeral and beyond. Each and every funeral is unique and personal, and every family is looked after with care and dedication.

G. E. O'Driscoll and Daughters have a range of coffins available, including traditional hardwood, cardboard, wicker and bespoke designs. As well as traditional black hearses, you can also arrange for bespoke transport such as horse-drawn hearses and motorbike hearses.

Their modern and spacious funeral home in Llanelli has multiple private rooms and chapels of rest, where you can spend some time in peace and quiet with your loved one before the funeral. The compassionate team at G. E. O'Driscoll and Daughters are also happy to make home visits, if it is difficult for you to travel to the funeral home.

G.E. O’Driscoll & Daughters’ funeral home is located in Llanelli town centre, on Stepney Street, and is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with a 24-hour telephone service. Call now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Richard West 6th Dec 2018

    Gemma couldn’t have done enough for our family and made the whole situation as pain free as possible. Her professionalism was brilliant and she operated openly with great dignity and respect. She was that great she has earned a family for life.  Thank you Gemma x 

    Gemma O'Driscoll replied
    Rich, what can I say except thank you for such beautiful words. It was an honour and a pleasure to get to know you and your family and help to create a personal farewell to Steve, who also had the team's favourite coffin of 2018 by far!
  • 5 Janet Greening 8th Aug 2018

    Gemma helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. She is super efficient and stayed with me until I was happy that I had made all the decisions I needed to. Gemma kept me up dated every step of the way, I felt so reassured that things would be done just as I wanted them to be. Having a non religious ceremony was something I was unsure could be achievable but it was done with style and grace, in a way my husband would have approved of wholeheartedly . Gemma listened and took note of every detail we wanted and on the day it was wonderful.  I think my son summed her up in one word ‘Awesome’. I can’t thank her enough. 

    Gemma O'Driscoll replied
    Janet thank you so much, such heartfelt words. Knowing that we have helped at the most difficult time is why we do what we do. Thank you for choosing us to help create a special service for you and your family to celebrate Neil's life, it was truly unique and personal, as every funeral should be. Gemma
  • 5 Neil Partridge 20th Jun 2018

    A thoroughly professional, thoughtful and caring experience throughout. Gemma took care of every little detail in a sympathetic and meticulous manner. Our mother could not have wished for better care and the funeral ran as smoothly as we could have wished. I cannot recommend G O'Driscoll & Daughters highly enough!

  • 5 Bonnie Ogden 30th Apr 2018

    Not knowing how to find the right funeral director for my dad's green burial, I was very lucky that a local funeral company in Sussex where I live recommended Gemma. From our first conversation, I knew I was in safe hands. Gemma offers calm professionalism, coupled with a warm easy manner. She gave me time to explain myself, showed great sensitivity and understanding and was tremendously reassuring. There were a few complications along the way, including a postponement due to heavy snow, but Gemma worked incredibly hard, and all problems were quickly resolved. We were able to bury my father in exactly the way we wanted, and a day that I had been dreading turned into a really positive experience for our whole family. I will be forever grateful to Gemma and her team for taking such great care of us. Thank you so much. X

    Gemma O'Driscoll replied
    Bonnie thank you so very much for leaving this review. It was a pleasure and an honour to assist you and your family with a truly unique, intimate and cathartic funeral in the glorious setting of Oystermouth woodland cemetery x 
  • 5 Alison Williams 15th Apr 2018

    This company were wonderful to deal with at such a distressing time.  Mrs. ODriscoll took time to explain the different prices and types of funerals or cremation. (I didn’t realise there were so many options).  As a family we opted for a basic cremation, this did not seem to impact on the customer service that we were provided.  Mrs O’Driscoll has explained that we can go through her to arrange a prepaid funeral. This is most definitely something that I shall be looking into as the cost of even a basic funeral is not something we as a family had budgeted for.  Once again, I would like to thank Mrs. O’Driscoll and Daughters for their time, understanding and help during a very difficult time. 

    Gemma O'Driscoll replied
    Thank you Alison for this lovely review. Our service is always the same regardless of budget, indeed as you found most of the truly unique touches that can make a funeral special cost nothing. Thank you once again for this lovely review, we were pleased to be able to help you at a very difficult time x 
  • 5 Rachel Powell 13th Apr 2018

    Over the years Gemma has undertaken a number of our family funerals. Gemma's warmth and approach is not only of the highest professional level, but she is exceptionally caring and compassionate.  She will always do anything to help within this sad time and is always very happy to go the extra mile to help.  She has a fountain of knowledge and nothing is ever too much for her, and not only provides help and support leading up to the funeral, but demonstrates exemplary after care too.  I thoroughly recommend O'Driscoll and Daughter's and I would never go anywhere else when in need of such service.  Thank you Gemma for everything you do.

  • 5 Alexandra Bourne 26th Mar 2018

    I want to begin, this review with a thank you for Mrs O’Driscoll for all her help. My Uncle sadly passed away last month, and being his next of kin, I found myself with the overwhelming task of planning a funeral for a man I loved dearly since childhood, but who lived in a different country to myself. Having only visited the Llanelli area on family holidays and for special occasions, I had absolutely no idea where to start with the arranging for a church service, ordering flowers and preparing a wake as a celebration of my Unclea life.  Nothing was to much trouble for Mrs. O’Driscoll. She liaised with the church and vicar to arrange the service, not minding when I suddenly had inspiration at 3am for a hymn that I remembered John singing to me as a child. (I cannot promise she will be up to answer all emails st this time, but she did mine.).She sent me information on caskets and coffins, with no pressure as to what to choose, the decision was entirely mine.( I have arranged a funeral closer to home, previously where the undertaker pressured me into a more expensive coffin choice, than I could really afford, so it was delightful that Mrs O’Driscoll, did not do this.)  She sent me information on various florists, so I was able to choose flowers with in my price range, pointed me in the right direction of caterers for the wake and even sent me information on the hotels in the nearby area that I could stay in the night before and the night of the funeral.  When I met Mrs. ODriscoll the morning of the funeral (I never arrived in Llanelli until late the night before), I found her to be sympathetic, professional and compassionate of my situation. (I apologise once again for my dithering and rambling, but I was not coping well at all with my grief.)  The service ran smoothly, it was beautiful to say the least, the cars were on time and delivered us to and from the funeral without any problems, the flowers were lovely and the order of service is something I will treasure always.  I can not recommend this funeral director enough and on a final note, in comparison to other quotes I received, she was a lot more reasonable, and with the service she provided, I would have expected to pay a lot more.  If you are in a position that you are reading this review, you have my sympathy, but please rest assured with G.E. O’Driscoll and Daughters you will find the mind boggling planning of a funeral and wake is a lot less painful than you might expect it to be.?

  • 5 Gareth John 24th Jan 2018

    Thank you so very much for guiding and supporting us through Dad's funeral arrangements. Everything was clear and understandable and you were generous with your time to ensure that we were comfortable with what was happening. At a time of emotional upset, your calm presence made a difference.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

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Address
67-69 Stepney Street
Llanelli
Carmarthenshire
SA15 3YA

Latest Verified Reviews

Richard West 6th Dec 2018

Gemma couldn’t have done enough for our family and made the whole situation as pain free as possible. Her professionalism was brilliant and she operated openly with great dignity and respect. She was that great she has earned a family for life.  Thank you Gemma x 

Janet Greening 8th Aug 2018

Gemma helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. She is super efficient and stayed with me until I was happy that I had made all the decisions I needed to. Gemma kept me up dated every step of the way, I felt so reassured that things would be done just as I wanted them to be. Having a non religious ceremony was something I was unsure could be achievable but it was done with style and grace, in a way my husband would have approved of wholeheartedly . Gemma listened and took note of every detail we wanted and on the day it was wonderful.  I think my son summed her up in one word ‘Awesome’. I can’t thank her enough. 

Neil Partridge 20th Jun 2018

A thoroughly professional, thoughtful and caring experience throughout. Gemma took care of every little detail in a sympathetic and meticulous manner. Our mother could not have wished for better care and the funeral ran as smoothly as we could have wished. I cannot recommend G O'Driscoll & Daughters highly enough!

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