Families spend average of €764 on First Holy Communion

Families spend average of €764 on First Holy Communion
Parents spent an average of €45.63 on girls' hair and makeup for their Communion day

Spending on children’s First Holy Communions in Ireland is on the up, a new survey has revealed.

Spending on children’s First Holy Communions in Ireland is on the up, a new survey has revealed. The Ulster Bank survey found that in 2014, Irish parents spent an average of €764 on their children’s Holy Communion, an increase from last year’s €732.

Parents spent about €334 on food and drink, up 14 per cent from 2013. The Communion day outfit cost on average €171, with outfits for other family members costing about €196, a decrease by 12 per cent from 2013.

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