Funeral Notices

Maura (Catherine) BALE (née Breslin)

The death has occurred of Maura (Catherine) BALE (née Breslin)
Drumcondra, Dublin

October 18, 2015,

Maura (Catherine) peacefully in the loving presence of her family, and in the excellent care of the staff of Cowper Care, Rathmines. Beloved widow of Kenneth Bale and a dedicated loving mother to her grieving sons and daughters. Also beloved sister of Tony and the late Fr William Breslin. Sadly missed by her sister-in-law Margaret, sons- and daughters-in-law, nephews and nieces, grandchildren and great-granddaughters, cousins, relatives and extended family and friends.

Reposing at her daughter Anna’s home from 5pm on Tuesday 20th and arriving at Our Lady of Dolores Church in Glasnevin for 10am Requiem Mass on Wednesday 21st, followed by burial in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Bale, nee Breslin, Droim Chonrach, Baile Átha Cliath – Máire (Catherine) ar an 18 Deireadh Fómhair in aois a 89 bliain, d’éag faoi shíocháin i measc a muintire agus faoi chaoinchúram fhoireann Cowper Care Ráth Maoinis. Baintreach ionúin Cionnaoth Bale agus máthair ghrámhar a clann mac agus a clann iníonacha. Méala mór dá deartháireacha Tony agus an tAth William Breslin (nach maireann), a deirfiúr chéile Margaret, a cliamhain agus clann a gclainne, a gaolta agus a cairde uile.

Beidh Máire ar a socracht i dtig a hiníne Anna, óna 5pm ar an Mháirt, 20 Deireadh Fómhair. Cuirfear í tar éis Aifreann na Marbh ar an gCéadaoin 21 ag a 10am i Séipéal Muire na nDóláis, Glasnaíon. Adhlacadh ina dhiaidh sin i Reilig Ghlasnaíon.


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