Funeral Notices

Caroline O’FLAHERTY (née McNamara)

The death has occurred of Caroline O’FLAHERTY (née McNamara)
Saggart, Dublin / Palmerstown, Dublin

O’FLAHERTY (nee McNamara), 28th November, 2017, Caroline, Saggart, Co. Dublin, formerly of Palmerstown, D.20. Peacefully after an illness bravely fought in the wonderful care of the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Niall. Devoted mum to Ava. Caroline will be forever loved and sadly missed by her husband, daughter, her mum and dad Philip and Rita, brother Philip, mother-in-law and father-in-law Niall and Marie, sisters-in-law Bina and Alison, nephews Caelan and Ethan, extended family, relatives and her many friends.


May she Rest in Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Friday from 11am to 5.30pm. Removal on Saturday morning to St. Philomena’s Church. Palmerstown arriving at 9.45am for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations, if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice. Harold’s Cross. All enquiries to Massey Bros.. Templeogue. 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