A family business built on family values

Gallagher Family Funeral Directors are an independent, family-owned business established in 1993, opening initially on Bradford Road, Keighley and moving to Airedale House, Utley in 2004.

Gallagher Family Funeral Directors values

With a considerable growth of a professional, carefully chosen team over the years, the business is led by David and Adele Gallagher, who together have over 30 years’ experience of the industry. Their son, Sam joined the business in 2021 with an aim to guiding it towards the next 30 years, maintaining our highly respectable reputation.

We continue to provide the same level of care and respect expected of us over the years and our services include simple traditional services to more elaborate funerals. We believe the funeral itself should reflect the personality and celebrate the life of the person who has died and there are many ways to make a funeral unique and bespoke.

Our family remains to be dedicated to supporting you and will be guided by your lead whilst making personal choices in creating a dignified, respectful, and modern service, truly representing the personality and wishes of loved ones.

Families who we support can be assured and have confidence in knowing that they are in the hands of a professional, trustworthy company that will oversee every detail of funeral arrangements, whilst always respecting their wishes with dignity and respect.

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Our Promise

We are...

  • Proud of history and our family values
  • Caring of one another and the families we support
  • Accommodating of every detailed request of how best to reflect the person's life
  • Respectful of those that we care for
  • Passionate about making a positive difference
  • Deeply committed to upholding our professional standards
  • Thankful for the trust and confidence families bestow on us
  • Emotionally resilient
  • Focused to exceed expectations on every occasion
  • More than just family
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Our Promise

Our Premises

The business opened the doors of their first property in Bradford Road, Keighley in 1993 and in May 2004, David and Adele re-located their business and home to Airedale House in Utley.

The property was a former working farm dating back to 1843 and proved to be the ideal premises.  Following extensive refurbishment, the property now consists of a service chapel, comfortable arranging rooms and offices.

The location of the chapel is often one of the main reasons families choose their services.  They are assured that their loved ones are resting in a traditional property with modern facilities and the family are close at hand in their home next door.

Situated in Utley, the property boasts views of the Aire Valley overlooking Howden View. David, Adele and their family reside in the house attached to the business, meaning they are always available to families who require their assistance and support.

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Their Final Journey is Our Greatest Privilege

We operate a modern fleet of E Class Mercedes Hearse & Limousines.

We will ensure every part of your journey to and from the funeral is taken care of and can always accommodate any special wishes.

Alternative fleets of vehicles are available upon request, plus a range of alternative modes of transport to make your final farewell personal to your loved one.

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Meet our Family and our Team

We are proud to employ a team of carefully chosen individuals who are very much a part of our family and are committed to the same care, respect and understanding of the bereaved that you would expect from a family business.

David Gallagher

David Gallagher

David had 4 years previous experience before starting the business in 1993 and became a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors, passing the Diploma in Funeral Directing set down by them in 1992.

Adele Gallagher

Adele Gallagher

Adele worked closely with David from 1993 but entered the business in November 1997 and successfully gained her Diploma in 2000.

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Remembrance Charity

In memory of loved ones that we have cared for through the year, we choose a charity to donate to. In December we place a Christmas tree at our premises at Airedale House, and each white light represents those we have cared for, giving our families the knowledge that they are not forgotten and remain to be remembered by us. Click on the link below to learn about this year’s charity.

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Areas we cover

Proudly serving families of Keighley and surrounding areas for over 30 years.

We regularly work at the local crematoria in Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Craven District Council and Leeds District Council covering Oakworth Crematorium, Nab Wood Crematorium, Scholemoor Crematorium. Skipton Crematorium and Lawnswood Crematorium.

We are able to arrange cremations, burials in other parts of the UK and repatriations from and to other countries.

Please give us a call on 01535 690 979 if you want to check whether we cover your area.

  • Keighley
  • Bradford
  • Bingley
  • Skipton
  • Shipley
  • Ilkley

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A personal and transparent approach

Why choose Gallagher Family Funeral Directors?

Our aim is to offer the very best product and services available whilst listening to the families we support offering a range of choices that we hope will help make the process of arranging a funeral somewhat easier and more comforting.

From a simple dignified funeral to a more elaborate funeral, we believe the funeral itself should reflect the personality and life of the person who has passed away and there are many ways to make a funeral unique and bespoke, from traditional to alternative, religious to non-religious and environmentally conscious funerals.

A fully guided service from start to finish

A selection of funerals, products, and plans to suit any style and budget

Create a completely unique funeral where you choose everything

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Our family, caring for yours.

You’re not alone. Our family and our team are here to look after you at every step.

Whether you know exactly what you want, or you need some advice and guidance along the way, we pride ourselves on our unique and personal approach to helping you create a lasting memory and tribute for your loved one.

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