Funeral Notices

Doyle, Sean (John)

Doyle, Sean (John), (Swords, Co. Dublin, formerly of Thorndale Drive, Dublin 5 and the Irish Independent). September 7th 2017, peacefully in the loving care of the staff of the Mater Private Hospital and in the presence of his loving family, after a long illness, bravely borne.


Very deeply regretted by his devoted wife and best friend Marion, sons John and Ciarán, daughters Níamh, Orlaith, Róisín and their partners Lorraine, Emma, Tony, Warren and Colm, his adoring grandchildren Luke, Shauna, Rían, Evan, Cárra, Sadhbh and baby Oscar, his sisters Claire and Joan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends.


May he Rest in Peace


Reposing at his residence Sandford Wood, Swords on Sunday from 4pm to 6pm (family and close friends only, please). Removal to the Church of the Nativity of Our Lord, Beaumont Cres. on Monday arriving at 9.50am for 10am Requiem Mass followed by cremation in Dardistown Crematorium, Cloghran, Co. Dublin at 12 noon. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to St. Francis Hospice.


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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