Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Jim CONNELL

2nd June 2014.

Jim, late of the Law Society of Ireland and Guinness. Very sadly missed by Bernie, Marcus, Cardinal Desmond Connell, sister-in-law, Peggy, nephews John, Denis, Mark, extended family, neighbours and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home,109 The Coombe, tomorrow (Wednesday). Removal from the Funeral Home on (Thursday) to St Mary’s Church, Sandyford Village arriving at 9.50am for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to St Patrick’s Cemetery, Glencullen. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Parkinsons Association. Donation box will be at the rear of the church.

All enquiries to Massey Bros., Funeral Directors 01 6778902

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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