Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of John NAUGHTON
Rathfarnham, Dublin / Mayo


NAUGHTON, John, (Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, formerly of Rostaff, Headford, Co. Mayo), (Ret. An Garda Síochána and former Captain Stacktown Golf Club),February, 20th 2016, unexpectedly. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Kathleen, sons Rory and Paul, daughter Oonagh, brother Micheál, sister Nora, grandchildren Ciara, Aisling, DJ, Lucas and Dearbhla, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.


May he Rest in Peace


Reposing at his home tomorrow, Tuesday evening, from 5pm to 9pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to the Church of The Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, arriving for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral immediately afterwards to Kilmashogue Cemetery, Rathfarnham. 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