Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Des TAYLOR
Ballyroan, Dublin / Dun Laoghaire, Dublin


TAYLOR, Des, 1st February, 2018, Ballyroan, Dublin 16, formerly of Dun Laoghaire, Rathdown, Co. Co., President and Hon. Treasurer of Dublin Trout Anglers Association and long serving member of St. Vincent de Paul. (Peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff at Tallaght Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Gabrielle (Gay), much loved father of Fiona, Terry, Catriona, Darina, Deirdre and Maeve; Des will be sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, his adored grandchildren, brothers Fr. Joe, and Chris, sister-in-law Mary, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he Rest in Peace.


Reposing at his residence tomorrow, Friday evening, from 4.00pm. Removal on Saturday morning to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan arriving for 10 o’c Requiem Mass, funeral thereafter to Cruagh Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to St. Vincent de Paul (donation box at Church). All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue Ph: 01 4907601.

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village,
Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Tel: 01 490 7601
International Phone: 01 490 7601
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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