Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Bernadette COOKE O’CALLAGHAN
Firhouse, Dublin

COOKE O’CALLAGHAN (Dublin) — June 12, 2014, (peacefully), following a long illness, Bernadette, beloved wife of the late Charles, late of Carrigwood, Firhouse, Dublin 24; very sadly missed by her sister Sheila, brother Sean, brother-in-law George, sister-in-law Deirdre, nieces Pamela and Sinead, nephews George and David and Lorraine, Alex and Caitlin, also by Anne and Helen and families, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village. Removal on Monday from the funeral home to the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Firhouse arriving at 9.50am for 10am Requiem Mass followed by cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Tallaght Hospital. All enquiries to Massey Bros. Templeogue 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