Funeral Notices

Catherine (Kitty) Whelan (Nee Kirwan)

The Death has occured of Catherine (Kitty) Whelan (Nee Kirwan)

Brookeville Court, Late of Ratoath Ave, Finglas and Gragara, Jenkinstown, Co. Kilkenny.

4th March 2014

Peacefully in the Mater Hospital. Catherine (Kitty) beloved wife to the late Louis. She will be very sadly missed by her loving daughters Mary (Campbell) and Jospehine, son-in-law Thomas, grandsons Seān and Nicholas, sisters, Mary and Bridie, brother John, sister-in-law Peggy, nieces, nephews extended relatives and friends.
May she rest in peace

Reposing in Massey Bros Funeral Home on Friday. Removal to St. Canice’s Church, Finglas, Saturday arriving at 11.20o’c for 11.30o’c Mass followed by Burial in GlasnevinCemetery, St. Paul’s Section.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Mater Foundation.



Update on ease of Government restrictions on funeral services, as of Monday 6th September.

Numbers attending funerals

From Monday 6th September 2021, all funeral venues (including churches, crematoria and other venues) can accommodate 50% of their usual capacity – this will, obviously, vary depending on the venue and our funeral directors will confirm exact capacities with the venues.


The 50% capacity rule also applies to funeral homes/chapels of repose. However, Irish Association of Funeral Directors is advising its members to take a cautious approach to the re-introduction of public wakes at their premises. From a practical point of view, it may be difficult to manage the numbers attending a funeral home and to prevent an unsafe situation from developing. Families should consider continuing with private reposings for family only or by family invitation instead.

The following safety guidelines should continue to be followed;

  • Mask-wearing in all indoor settings
  • Physical distancing
  • No hand-shaking
  • No condolence books
  • Provision of hand sanitiser
  • Use of directional and safety signage
  • One-way systems in funeral homes where possible
  • Regular hand-washing, coughing & sneezing etiquette and surface sanitising