Funeral Notices

William (Bill) O’CALLAGHAN (LT. GEN. RETD.)


The death has occurred of William (Bill) O’CALLAGHAN (LT. GEN. RETD.)
Templeogue, Dublin


O’CALLAGHAN, William (Bill) Lt. Gen. Retd., Templeogue – December 26, 2015. Peacefully at home, following a short illness bravely borne as was his way. Beloved husband of the late Carmel and much loved Dad of Marie, Patricia (Connellan), Carmel (Empey) Bill, Claire (O’Leary) Declan and Fiona. Father-in-law of Brenda, Hilary, Aidan and the late John. Sadly missed by his children, their spouses, his grandchildren, Deirdre, Rory, Lynn, Gayle, Conor, Emer, Orla, Niamh, Kym and Jack, great-grandchildren Jake, Maya, Tom, Cameron and Parker, sister-in-law, Madeline Keane, brother-in-law Billy Lane, nieces, nephews, relatives, army colleagues and friends.

Rest in Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Tuesday from 2.00pm to 4.30pm followed by removal to St. Pius X Church arriving at 5.30pm. Funeral Mass at 11.00am on Wednesday, December 30, followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


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