Funeral Notices

The death has occurred of Desmond (Dessie) COURTNEY

The death has occurred of Desmond (Dessie) COURTNEY
Kildare Road, Crumlin, Dublin

COURTNEY, Desmond (Dessie) (late of Kildare Road, Crumlin, 5th Infantry Battalion, Collins Barracks and Padre Pio Nursing Home, Clondalkin) – Oct. 21, 2015 (peacefully), at Tallaght Hospital; he will be sadly missed by his sisters, sister-in-law May, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, The Haven, 177 Crumlin Road (corner of Bangor Drive) tomorrow, Friday, between 3pm and 5pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10am in St. Agnes’ Church, Crumlin followed by Cremation at Mount Jerome Crematorium. All enquiries to Massey Bros., ph: 01 453 3333.


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