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Ireland just got its first Harley Davidson hearse

And you can buy a pre-paid funeral plan for it…

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NO, YOUR EYES aren’t deceiving you – this really is a Harley Davidson hearse.

It’s the latest vehicle added to Massey Bros Funeral Directors’ collection, and it’s the first such bike in Ireland.

The company has even launched a pre-paid Harley-Davidson funeral plan for interested bikers.

harley hearse4 Biker John Gibson and Peter Maguire of Massey Bros Source: Finbarr O'Rourke

Massey Bros said that the hearse and the funeral plan have been introduced in response to “unprecedented demand” from the families of motorbike fans

“Over the years we have looked after many biker funerals and have always tried to customise them as much as possible,” said Peter Maguire of Massey Bros.

Traditionally, a biker funeral would include a cavalcade of bikers following the hearse and, perhaps, flowers in the shape of their motorbike. We decided to go one step further and purchase a Harley-Davidson hearse so that we could provide a truly authentic offering.

He said that pre-paid plans are growing in popularity, as it helps ease the financial burden and enable people “to create the funeral of their choice”.

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harley hearse2 Source: Finbarr O'Rourke

The Harley-Davidson funeral plan is priced from €10.50 per month.

We can include anything and everything in the plan from a simple Harley-Davidson funeral, to a lavish affair including a trip for family members and close friends to scatter their ashes at a significant location for those who would like their remains to be cremated.

The customised Harley-Davidson FLHTP Electra Glide hearse will been shown off at the Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show this weekend at the RDS.

What do you think of the Harley Davidson hearse?

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