Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Michael SHEEHAN
Templeogue, Dublin / Cork City, Cork

SHEEHAN 19th September, 2017, Templeogue, Dublin 6W, formerly of Cork City, in his 92nd year. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Orwell Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Terry and much loved Dad of Elizabeth (O’Reilly), Claire and John. Michael will be sadly missed by his loving family, his wife, son, daughters, son-in-law Paul, grandchildren Laura and Christopher, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and friends.


May he rest in peace


Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Templeogue Village tomorrow, Thursday afternoon, until 4o’c. with removal Thursday evening to the Church of St. Jude the Apostle, Orwell Park, Templeogue arriving at 5.30 o’c. Funeral on Friday after 11 o’c Requiem Mass to Kilmashogue Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the The Simon Community. All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue 01 4907601.

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