No. We do not need to see a copy of your will to register it.
No. Absolutely no details of your will are disclosed. The Irish Will Register confirms the existence of a will and its location.
The Irish Will Register records the existence and location of your will on our trusted and secure database managed by Farrell McElwee Solicitors.
Registering a will allows the trustees handling your estate to easily locate your will and reduce the risk of a will being lost and your last wishes not being fulfilled.
Ireland is one of the few European countries that does not have a Will Register. Currently, there is no Government led register of wills. The Irish Will Register aims to provide a discreet and easy service for those who need to urgently locate the will of a deceased person. It is Ireland’s first public register of wills.
Due to the fact there is no Government led register of wills, there is no legal obligation for wills to be registered.
The Irish Will Register does not require a copy of, or the details contained within your will. Registration takes just minutes as the only details we require are confirmation that you have a will and where it is stored.
You simply fill out the registration form and insert the necessary details of the person whose will you are trying to locate. The Irish Will Register will search through our database of wills and quickly show any results.