Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Freda PRESTON
Clondalkin, Dublin

Preston-nee-MacNicol – Freda, Clondalkin, January 19th 2017. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross. Beloved wife of Bob and much loved mammy of Robert, Lynn, Ian & Derek. Freda will be sadly missed by her heartbroken family, grandchildren, great-grandson Casey, sister, brother, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.


May she rest in peace.


Reposing at Massey Brothers Funeral Home, Clondalkin Village on Wednesday between 2 o’clock and 4 o’ clock. A celebration of Freda’s life will be held on Thursday at 12 o’ clock in Newlands Crematorium Temple followed by cremation. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice. All enquiries to Massey Brothers on 01 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