Funeral Notices

Desmond (Des) PULLEN

The death has occurred of Desmond (Des) PULLEN
Ringsend, Dublin / Clondalkin, Dublin / Naas, Kildare

PULLEN, Desmond (Des) (Naas and formerly Ringsend and Clondalkin) (Dublin Gas / Bord Gáis) – Nov. 29, 2016, beloved son of Kay and John and loving husband and best friend of Patricia, devoted dad to Kenneth and the late Tara and David; Dessie will be sadly missed by his heartbroken wife, son, mother, father, brothers Willie and John, sisters Cathy and Donna, father-in-law Jack, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.


May he rest in peace


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Clondalkin Village tomorrow, Wednesday, between 4 o’c. and 7 o’c. with prayers there at 6 o’c. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11.30 o’c. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin, followed by cremation in Newland’s Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. All enquiries to Massey Bros. ph: 4574455.


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