Funeral Notices

Mary O’DOWD (née Madigan)

The death has occurred of Mary O’DOWD (née Madigan)
Blackrock, Dublin / Shanagolden, Limerick
Dec. 18, 2013 (peacefully) after a long illness in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Elm Park, Mary, beloved wife of Matt (late of Blackrock and formerly Shanagolden, Co. Limerick); very sadly missed by her loving husband, sons Matthew and Aongus, daughters-in-law Victoria and Niamh, grand children Calum, Ciara, Portia, Guy and Esme, brother Tom, sister Kaye, her very special friends Hazel and Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Sister of the late Jim, Betty and Pearl.

May she rest in Peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home Templeogue Village. Removal on Friday to the Church of the Guardian Angels, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock arriving at 5.30pm. Funeral on Saturday after 10am Mass to Donacomper Cemetery, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

All enquiries to Massey Bros, Templeogue tel 01 4907601.

Date Published: Wednesday 18th December 2013

Date of Death: Wednesday 18th December 20


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