Funeral Notices

Joe Hayes (Denis Joseph)

The death has occurred of Joe (Denis Joseph) HAYES
Rathmore, Kildare

Joe Hayes (Denis Joseph), 11th July 2016, Rathmore, Co. Kildare. Bravely, after a short illness. To the inexpressible grief of his adoring wife Colette, his beloved children Colin, Danielle, Amber, Thady and Georgina, his sisters Nodie and Angela, his nine cherished grandchildren, his son-in-law Wayne and daughter-in-law Cliona. The most incredible man loved and cherished by all who knew him. We will never be the same without you.


Funeral Mass on Thursday, July 14th, at 10am in Cross Chapel, Blessington followed by private Cremation ceremony at Mount Jerome, Harold’s Cross. All further 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