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How to buy a death certificate


How would I purchase a death certificate please for my great Grandad who died in1874? I have a date of death as 14th July 1874, I have Castlecomer, Gurteen and Kilkenny written down for his place of death, I'm guessing they must be close together. 

Thanks in advance, 



Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10:44PM

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  • Hi Karen,

    when you find the entry on (free site) there is a link you click on to order the certificate. If you need further help you might provide the name of your great grandad.

    Jim Vaughan, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 18th February 2020, 11:12PM

    Aww thank you very much Jim I will have a look on there now, I found the initial death on family search. 


    Thanks again,




    Wednesday 19th February 2020, 08:38PM

    Hi Jim, just looked on their site, they only accept cheques drawn on Bank of Ireland bank. I'm living in Wales. Just going to email to see if I can get a copy any other way. Thanks again, Karen 



    Wednesday 19th February 2020, 08:51PM
  • Karen, Y

    ou can pay by credit or debit card. In addition you can also send them cash. Sounds a bit dodgy but it works fine. Print off the application form, and post it with a €20 note inside. A lot of people outside Ireland are nervous about giving their credit card details and so the cash option works for them. Your bank will likely charge you £10 to issue a euro cheque. Not worth it for a small transaction.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 20th February 2020, 06:17AM



    Thanks Elwyn,

    I may just get a copy of my Great Grandmas birth certificate too to see if they give any clues. I'm struggling to find a marriage between my Great great grandma and great great grandad. This Irish reasearch is so difficult.  

    I will have to see if I can print the form off as I use an iPad. 

    Thank you very much.

    Kindest regards,



    Thursday 20th February 2020, 07:47PM