Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of John LOWTH
Finglas East, Dublin

October 18, 2014

Peacefully, after a short illness. John, beloved son of Rita and the late Jack, he will be very sadly missed by his loving brothers Eamon, David. and Paul, sisters Sylvia, Sandra and Gina, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, wonderful friends and neighbours.

May he rest in peace.

Reposing at his sister’s residence in Malahide on Monday, 20th October, from 4pm – 8pm. Removal on Tuesday to St Canice’s Church, Finglas Village, arriving at 11.20am for Requiem Mass at 11.30am, followed by cremation to Glasnevin Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to St Francis’ Hospice.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. on 8361011.


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