Funeral Notices

Mary Burke (née Lynch)

Mary Burke (née Lynch) 22nd September 2016, Templeogue, formerly of Monellan Crossroads, Killygordon, Co. Donegal, surrounded by her loving family at Anna Gaynor House, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross in her 98th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Michael. Survived by her eleven children, her brother, her two sisters, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.


May She rest in Eternal Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue on Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm with prayers on Sunday at 3.30pm. Funeral this Monday, 26th September, at St Colmcille’s Church, Knocklyon arriving for 11.00 Requiem Mass, with burial thereafter to Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold’s Cross. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. House private please. 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