Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of John SCAHILL
Rathcoole, Dublin / Swords, Dublin

October 18, 2014

Peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Beloved husband of the late Anna and dearest brother of the late Fr. Paddy, Jim, Tom, Kathleen and Brigid. Deeply regretted by his brothers Liam, Michael and Martin, and his sisters Mary and Anne, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours, and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Clondalkin Village on Monday between 3pm and 6pm. Removal on Tuesday afternoon to the Church of the Holy Family Rathcoole for 1pm Funeral Mass followed by burial immediately afterwards in Saggart Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice Harold’s Cross.

All enquires to Massey Bros. Clondalkin Village Tel: (01) 4574455.


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