Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of John B. DOWNES
South Circular Road, Dublin 8

15th October, 2014

Peacefully after a short illness, in the wonderful care of all the staff of St Glady’s Nursing Home, (late of South Circular Road), beloved husband of the late Kathleen; sadly missed by his loving son Paul, daughter-in-law Judith, grandchildren Robert and Emer, extended family and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, The Coombe. Removal tomorrow, Friday evening, to St. Kevin’s Church, Harrington Street arriving at 6pm. Funeral on Saturday after 10am Mass to Bohernabreena Cemetery.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. tel 01 4533333.

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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