Board Members

  1. Pauline Lynch (Chairperson)

    Pauline Lynch

    Mobile: 087 7677088

    Chairperson -Professional Embalmers Association of Ireland

    I am a Trade embalmer serving counties Kildare,Meath and Offaly.

    After personally witnessing the benefits of modern embalming and what it  can bring to a funeral visit, I was inspired to study embalming.

    I returned to education as a mature student and spent three years studying with The Death Care Academy which which included time spend in the UK.

    After successfully achieving my qualification I became a trade embalmer, taking care of family here in Ireland.

  2. Gráinne Teefy (Secretary)

    Gráinne Teefy

    Mobile:085 857 0029


    Secretary -Professional Embalmers Association of Ireland

    Grainne is from Co. Louth, a trade embalmer serving  the North East  region of Ireland. With a background in oral health Grainne embarked on her embalming career training in both Ireland with the Death Care Academy and the BIE. She has a keen interest in funeral education.

    Grainne is passionate about death care and believes that modern embalming is central to helping families during the grieving process.

  3. Michael Grealish ( Treasurer)


    Mobile: 087-8184283

  4. Joe McNamara (MPEAI, MEAE, MIAFD) PRO

    PRO -Professional Embalmers Association of Ireland (2015-Present)

    Joe is a proud director of Corrigan and Sons Funeral Directors, Dublin; born into the undertaking business, the fourth generation to run the company.
    I started training in embalming at the Midlands Embalming School,
    To be a good embalmer or funeral director, I believe that temperament is the key, coupled with training and an ability to understand grief and the stages one goes through-loss, denial, acceptance.
    People nowadays are more anxious than ever before about what death looks like, so, as an embalmer, you need to be sensitive to how a person looked in life. There’s a code of ethics around embalming which involves confidentiality and respect for the dead.
    I believe that we embalmers can contribute a lot in easing such grief and in helping people move on.

  5. David Mc Gowan ( Acting PRO)
  6. Mobile: +353 (087) 2437063