Funeral Notices

Gerard GAVIN

The death has occurred of Gerard GAVIN
Dublin / Callan, Kilkenny

October 4, 2014

Tragically following a road accident, (late of Callan, Co. Kilkenny), beloved son of the late Brigid and Henry, brother of the late Tony, dearly loved brother of James (J.J) and Mary; very sadly missed by his brother and sister, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

May he rest in peace

Funeral on Friday arriving at 9.50am for 10am Mass in St. James’ Church, James Street, followed by Cremation in Mount Jerome, Crematorium. No flowers please. All donations in lieu to Sundial House, James Street.

All enquiries to Massy Bros on 677 8902.

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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.


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