Funeral Notices

Christina (Beth) MCGUINNESS (née Kershaw)

The death has occurred of Christina (Beth) MCGUINNESS (née Kershaw)
Gulistan Cottages, Rathmines, Dublin

McGuinness (nee Kershaw) Christina (Beth) 2nd January, 2018, late of Gulistan Cottages, Rathmines, D.6. Peacefully in her 99th year in the wonderful care of the staff of The Gascoigne House Nursing Home, Cowper Rd. Pre-deceased by her son-in-law Stephen and grandson Gavin. Beloved wife of the late Jack, much loved mother of Catherine. Beth will be forever loved and sadly missed by her daughter, granddaughters Amanda and Nicola, Goddaughter Nora, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.


May she Rest in Peace.


Reposing at her daughters residence on Thursday evening from 4 o’c to 7 o’c with prayers at 6.45 o’c. Removal on Friday morning to the Church of Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines arriving at 10.45 o’c for 11 o’c Requiem Mass, funeral thereafter to Mount Jerome Cemetery. 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