Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of William A. FLANAGAN
Blackwater, Wexford / Rathfarnham, Dublin

The death has occurred of William A. Flanagan, 26th August 2017, at St James’s Hospital, (Late of Blackwater, Co. Wexford and formerly of Rathfarnham, Dublin). He will be sadly missed by his loving family, his sisters Marita, Catha and Margaret, his brother Donal, brothers-in-law Joe and John, sister-in-law Mary, all his nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews, and all his many friends.


May He Rest in Peace.


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Tuesday from 3.00-5.00. Funeral Mass on Wednesday in The Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham arriving for 10.00 with cremation thereafter to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross. All further enquiries to Massey Bros. Templeogue Village, 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