Funeral Notices

John Joseph MARTIN

The death has occurred of John Joseph MARTIN
Terenure, Dublin / Toomevara, Tipperary

MARTIN, John Joseph, 27th September 2017, Terenure, Dublin 6W, formerly of Toomevara, Co. Tipperary, in his 92nd year. Peacefully at Tallaght Hospital following 5 years in the wonderful care of the staff at the Marlay Nursing Home. Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Connell), much loved father of Catherine (Simpson), Patrick, Nora (Testa), Thérèse (Ryan) and Mary (Gregg). He will be sadly missed by his loving family, his son, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, extended family, relatives and friends.


May he Rest in Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Saturday morning from 9.30 o’c to 10.30 o’c followed by removal to St. Pius X Church, College Drive arriving for 11am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Mount Venus Cemetery. All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue, Ph: 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