Funeral Notices

Donal (Don) HUDSON

The death has occurred of Donal (Don) HUDSON
Clondalkin, Dublin / Longford

HUDSON, Donal (Don) (Clondalkin and formerly Co. Longford) – 7th December 2017. Beloved husband of the late Pauline and much loved father of Ronald, Carol, Shane and Alan and devoted granddad to Laura, Caoimhe, Roisín, Barry, Daniel, Alexander, Scarlett, Sienna, Sophia, Ella, Peter and Emily. Donal will be deeply missed by his heartbroken family, his sister Celine, extended family and lifelong friends.

May he rest in peace

Relatives and friends are respectively invited to attend a funeral Mass for Donal which will be held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, New Road, Clondalkin, on Monday 11th December 2017, commencing at 10.00am, to be followed by interment in Esker Cemetery, Lucan. All enquiries to Massey Bros. Ph: (01) 457 4455.


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