We are P J Dallat & Sons, independent family funeral directors since 1891. We are a fourth generation family business with over 100 years experience in conducting dignified and personal funerals. We combine old fashioned ideas of care, quality and service with a modern approach, responsive to the needs of today. We are a customer focused company, with a solid reputation built on years of proven reliability, customer service, quality and value.
Our family business was founded in 1891 by Peter Dallat and his brother Neal, the grandfather of the present head of the firm, Peter (Joseph) Dallat.
Peter J’s great grandfather Charles was a carpenter and joiner and would have made coffins as required. His sons, as was the custom at the time, also became apprenticed in joinery.
Patrick travelled to Belfast twice a week to attend classes to become a qualified embalmer. He also studied for the examinations of the National Association of Funeral Directors and he achieved his ambition to be a properly qualified funeral director.
Unfortunately, due to ill health Patrick died at the age of 52, his wife Mary took over the business. As soon as their son Peter left secondary school he went into the business.
Peter along with his brothers Michael and Christopher and his wife Bernadette are all qualified members of the British Institute of Embalmers, and Peter and Bernadette are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors.
Peter Dallat, conducted many funerals for poor people for which he never received a penny. He believed that it was his duty to ensure a good Christian burial for people who could not afford one. He worked in the business and still made coffins well into his 80′s. Upon his death in 1958, Patrick, his son, took over the funeral business.