Funeral Notices

Declan MCDONNELL

The death has occurred of Declan MCDONNELL
Oatfield, Clondalkin, Dublin

October 4, 2014

Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Declan, dearly beloved husband of Teresa and much loved dad of Georgina, Robbie and Andrew. He will be deeply missed by his heartbroken wife and family, sisters Deirdre, Frances, Geraldine and Carol, his 9 adored grandsons Jack, Conor, Cillian, Chuláin, Sean, Tadgh, Lee, Ryan and Finn, daughters-in-law Joanne and Joyce, son-in-law Stephen, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews relatives, neighbours and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at his home today, Monday, from 4pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am in St James’ Church, James Street followed by burial in Esker Cemetery, Lucan. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to ARC, (Cancer) Family Support Group. Donation box at Church.

All enquiries to Massey Bros on 4574455.

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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.

Reposings/Wakes

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