Funeral Notices

Mary Catherine (May) MAGUIRE (née Denvir)

The death has occurred of Mary Catherine (May) MAGUIRE (née Denvir)
Ballyroan, Templeogue, Dublin / Down

MAGUIRE (nee Denvir) 31st January 2017. Mary Catherine (May), Ballyroan, Templeogue, D.16, formerly of Ballynarry, Kilclief, Co. Down. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of the staff of the Maguire Ward, Tallaght Hospital. Beloved wife of Michael and much loved mother of Louise, Isobel and Catherine. May will be sadly missed by her husband, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandson, brothers Sean (USA) and Alphonsus, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, relatives and friends.


May she Rest in Peace


Reposing at her family home tomorrow, Thursday evening, from 5pm to 8pm. Removal on Friday morning to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan arriving for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Mount Venus Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI). All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue Village. PH: 01 4907601.


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