Funeral Notices

John (Seán) COUGHLAN

The death has occurred of John (Seán) COUGHLAN
Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

January 4, 2015

Suddenly in his sleep. Much loved and deeply missed by his son James and daughter Erica, wife Helen, sisters Anne and Evelyn, brothers Chris, Shay and Tony, his beloved cousin Marie, sisters and brothers-in-law, extended family and wide circle of friends in Ireland and Poland.

May he rest in peace

Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Monkstown arriving at 6pm on Wednesday. Please join us after the removal in McCormack’s, Mounttown to celebrate John’s life. Funeral Mass Thursday morning at 10am followed by burial in Dardistown Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations welcome to the Happy Heart House, Mater Hospital.

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