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About The Irish Will Register
The Irish Will Register is Ireland’s national database of wills providing a discreet and accredited search and registration of wills service to understand if a will exists and where it is located.
Recommended and endorsed by leading law firms and advisors The Irish Will Register was founded by Irish law firm Farrell McElwee Solicitors and Entrepreneur Mike Fraher.
It is not a legal requirement to register the location or existence of a will in Ireland. With over 20 years of legal experience, our team has responded to thousands of calls from distraught family members who are unsure where and with whom their loved one’s will is located.
The Irish Will Register records the existence and location of your will on a trusted and secure database which is managed by a dedicated administration team in Farrell McElwee Solicitors.
Privacy and discretion are at the core of our responsibilities to those registering and searching for wills. The details of the will are never disclosed and The Irish Will Register does not need to see a copy.
A person can register his/her will on his/her own accord or request the solicitor register it on his/her behalf.
Registering your will with The Irish Will Register guarantees it can be found quickly and easily by conducting a Will Search.
Registration will ensure that beneficiaries and executors are aware that you have written a will and have knowledge of where it is located. The Irish Will Register simply lists the location of the will be it with a solicitor, financial institution or other trustee. The Irish Will Register gives you and your family peace of mind. The existence of a will and its location remains private and protected but easily accessible when needed.
Once registered, you will receive a certificate of registration that can be stored with other important documents.
Joseph FarrellPrincipal with Farrell McElwee Solicitors
Joseph graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and European Studies from the University of Limerick in 1999. He obtained his LLM at Trinity College Dublin in 2000 and qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Following a short period working in a commercial firm in Australia, he returned to Ireland in 2007 and commenced the practice of Farrell McElwee Solicitors. Joseph has experience particularly in the areas of conveyancing, criminal law and District Court family law.
Simon McElweeSolicitor with Farrell McElwee Solicitors
Simon was educated in Clongowes Wood College and graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2005 with an LLB. He trained in the boutique firm of O’Gradys Solicitors where he qualified as a solicitor in 2008 before moving to Beauchamps Solicitors. In September 2009 he joined the litigation department of Farrell McElwee Solicitors. Simon has successfully concluded many complex High Court medical negligence and personal injury actions. He has subsequently developed a practice in Circuit Court and High Court family law as well as employment law.
Mike FraherDirector of Panther Environmental Solutions Ltd.
Mike graduated with an honours Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Glamorgan in Cardiff in Wales in 1993. For a number of years, Mike worked for Kerry Foods Ltd as a Group Environmental Manager being responsible for sites both in the UK and Ireland. Mike then established his own Environmental Consultancy Company in 2005, which is based in Carlow. Mike has 25 years’ experience working in the environmental consultancy industry, both in Ireland and the UK. Panther Environmental Services Ltd works for clients in both the private and public sectors.
The Will Register FAQ
Q.Do I need a copy of my will to register?
A.No. We do not need to see a copy of your will to register it.
Q.Are the details of my will disclosed?
A.No. Absolutely no details of your will are disclosed. The Irish Will Register confirms the existence of a will and its location.
Q.Who manages The Irish Will Register?
A.The Irish Will Register records the existence and location of your will on our trusted and secure database managed by Farrell McElwee Solicitors.More FAQ's