At Desmond Maguire Funeral Directors we pride ourselves on our high standard of personal care and attention to detail. All our staff are fully trained in all aspects of funeral service so that families in their time of need can feel at ease and comfortable with all funeral arrangements. Our company policy is that the member of staff who makes the funeral arrangements will be in sole charge of overseeing the funeral ensuring that the all details are adhered to faultlessly.

All our funeral directors are dressed impeccably with top hats and frock coats. We pace away all funeral corteges from the family home, Churches and our funeral homes. Our funeral homes are furnished to a high standard with a tasteful blend of modern and traditional. We have reception areas, private arrangement offices and chapels of rest and service rooms in all our funeral homes. Our funeral homes are ideally located to serve the local community.

We are members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.( S.A.I.F.)



When Desmond Maguire started washing funeral cars at 15 years old, it didn’t take him long to notice how important a good funeral could be for a grieving family. Inspired to help those in need, Desmond took a job as a funeral service operative when he finished school. He gradually worked his way through the ranks to become a funeral director and in June 2006, he decided to open his own funeral home, aiming to deliver the very best funeral care.
A funeral is such a personal thing, and there are so many complex emotions to be given due attention, that to be chosen so often is a real honour and a privilege. It’s a constant source of pride and humility for Desmond that so many families entrust their funerals into his company’s care. 

Funeral Directors Neilston

Desmond Maguire Funeral Directors extend our full support to bereaved families throughout the Neilston community. We provide tailored funeral plans that best cater to individual requirements. Our aim is to help families commemorate the lives of lost loved ones with respect, care, empathy and dignity.

Our funeral services are designed to celebrate and commemorate the life of loved ones, help families mourn together, reach acceptance and begin the grieving process.

Our Funeral Directors and our staff are fully-trained and experienced in all aspects of funeral planning.

Whatever you need, we are here to help when you need us most.

Funeral Services Neilston

An overview of the types of funeral plans we can arrange…

Simple funerals

Our simple funerals are a budget-friendly option designed to provide everything required for a quality funeral service with professional services at affordable fees.

Traditional Funerals

Our traditional funerals include a wood-veneered casket, use of our hearsette, a limousine and full use of our funeral home, including our viewing room.

Eco-friendly funerals

Eco-friendly funerals make use of natural caskets and can extend to a natural burial with no embalming, or a woodlands burial can be arranged.

Our aim is to meet the unique wishes of families. As such, any aspect of our funeral services can be tailored to create a bespoke funeral plan for the most fitting service.

About Our Funeral Home

The Mill Funeral Home is located near Neilston approximately a 20-minute journey by car via the M77. Our facilities are tastefully decorated throughout. Within our funeral home, we have a reception area, a chapel of rest, a family room, a viewing room, and a service room with a seating capacity for up to 120 mourners. Our service room is equipped with an audio system.
Traditional Funeral Vehicles Available

We maintain our own fleet of Mercedes Benz funeral vehicles. We use our hearsette to transport the deceased into our care. A limousine is included in our traditional funeral plans, and more are available should they be required.

Should you wish to have alternative funeral vehicles, our Funeral Directors can make arrangements.

Small, Family Run and Independent Funeral Directors Local to Neilston

Our firm is a small and independent family-run Funeral Directors. Our team is small and that allows us to focus more on delivering the highest quality of care to every family we serve.

We have a single point of contact policy to lessen an already stressful time in your life. By dealing with only one person, either in person, or on the telephone, we can get a more meaningful understanding of the life to be commemorated, your family circumstances, and the exact requirements for the service.

Members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (S.A.I.F)

The Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors are a professional trade body for the Funeral Industry across the UK. All members are required to adhere to a strict code of conduct, and they represent independent funeral directors only. Not national chains.

We hold ourselves and our staff to extremely high-quality standards and a robust code of ethics.

When loved ones are entrusted into the care of Desmond Maguire Funeral Directors, families can rest assured that their loved ones will be cared for with dignity and the utmost respect to the deceased, the family, and all mourners.

All aspects of your loved ones funeral service is handled with compassion, dignity, respect, and by a fully-trained experienced team of assistants, chauffeurs and our Funeral Directors.