Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Gerard SHANAHAN
The Coombe, Dublin

SHANAHAN, Gerard (Dublin) – Aug. 24, 2017 (peacefully) at home surrounded by his loving family, Gerard (Gerry) (late of the Coombe and formerly of Vicar Street) (painter and decortator Dublin Corporation), beloved husband of the late Mary and loving father of Lisa, Geraldine, Maureen, Gerard, Alan and David; sadly missed by his loving family, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and a large circle of friends.


May he rest in peace.


Reposing at the Massey Bros. Funeral Home, the Coombe on Saturday with removal on Saturday evening to St. Catherine’s Church, Meath Street arriving at 6 o’c. Funeral on Monday after 10 o’c. Mass to Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar. All enquiries to Massey Bros. 01 454666.

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