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Probate, Wills & Estates

What is Probate in Ireland?

A grant of probate in Ireland (where there is a will), or letters of administration (where there is no will), is normally required before the estate of a deceased person can be distributed. The estate can consist of property, money or other possessions.

Probate or administration authorises the executor of a will in Ireland or the administrator to deal with the assets and pay the estate’s debts before proceeding to distribute bequests and legacies under the will or under the rules of intestacy.

Specialist Probate Solicitors

Thomas Barry & Company, probate solicitors, have over 20 years of specialist experience and expertise dealing with probate in Ireland, on behalf of clients.  We can help in all aspects of the process. This includes advising you on the legal requirements for the grant of probate in Ireland or letters of administration, the rights of people entitled to inherit or claim against the estate and the issue of taxation, including capital acquisition tax (CAT, gift and inheritance tax).

You can contact Thomas Barry & Company by clicking Contact Us or ringing +353 1 677 3434. We will respond quickly and can call back at a time, and in a manner, suitable to you, without obligation.

What do I Need for my Probate Solicitors?

You should bring as much as you can of the following:

  • The Will. If unavailable, a copy. If neither is available or there is no Will we can still proceed.
  • Death Certificate. This is available from the local Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths.  If the certificate is not immediately available we can source it later.
  • Such of the deceased's papers as you can find which are relevant to property, financial or related matters. These include books of account, certificates of ownership, title documents, insurance policies, bills etc.
  • Funeral account, hospitality bill etc.  If theses are is not immediately available they can be obtained later.
  • The deceased’s PPS Number.
  • Names and addresses of the next of kin.

If you cannot find everything just bring what you can and we will take it from there.

International Representation for Probate in Ireland

We are delighted to act for international or foreign based lawyers and solicitors, and for non-resident beneficiaries, family members or an executor of a will who needs help with Irish property or assets.

You can contact Thomas Barry & Company by clicking Contact Us or ringing +353 1 677 3434. We will respond quickly and can call back at a time, and in a manner, suitable to you, without obligation.

While we are very happy to take your call or other communication at any stage it is helpful if you can first send to info@thomasbarry.ie, by fax to +353 1 677 3445 or by post to Thomas Barry & Company Probate Solicitors, 11 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2) some or all of:

  • Copy Death certificate
  • Copy Will or foreign Grant of Probate/Administration
  • List of assets of the deceased in the Republic of Ireland

For more information click Foreign Lawyer & International Client Probate Services

Related Areas to Probate Ireland

For more detailed information on related areas to probate Ireland please click on:

We provide a professional, supportive and personal service. Our motto is “People Do Business With People”.  We are located in the heart of Dublin at 11 St Stephens Green. Home or hospital visits are available.

Call Us on +353 1 677 3434 or Email: info@thomasbarry.ie