McAlister’s is a business in which eight generations of the family have been serving the people of the Glens of Antrim and beyond for well over 200 years.
A Brief History
McAlister’s is a business in which eight generations of the family have been serving the people of the Glens of Antrim and beyond for well over 200 years. It was founded in the late 18th century (1798) as a modest retail outlet, and the business gradually expanded to include hardware, groceries, spirits, porter, and drapery goods. Undertaking was added to its portfolio in the mid-nineteenth century. As established Funeral Directors in Northern Ireland, the present generation has been providing a professional and dignified service to customers throughout Ireland for over forty years. In the early days of the funeral undertaking business, local craftsmen, who also made fiddles and built boats, were employed to make each individual burial casket to suit the deceased.
Nowadays, we always provide a professional funeral service; with the assistance of its current owners, Andrew and Bernie McAlister, customers can choose from a wide range of burial caskets, including biodegradable ones, to suit their wishes. We can also assist you with choosing floral tributes, as well as arranging the provision of transport for the deceased and the bereaved.