Funeral Notices

Philomena KENNEDY (née Kirwan)

The death has occurred of Philomena KENNEDY (née Kirwan)
Clonskeagh, Dublin

KENNEDY (née Kirwan), Philomena (Clonskeagh, Dublin 14) – Jan. 27, 2016 (peacefully), in Lisheen Nursing Home Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, beloved wife of the Late Denis Kennedy and loving mother of Philomena, Denise, Francis, Ian, Naomi and Karen; sadly missed by her family, brothers, sons and daughters in law, her eleven cherished grandchildren, relatives, friends and neighbours. Grateful thanks to the owners and staff of Lisheen Nursing Home, Rathcoole for their excellent care and companionship.

May she Rest in Peace


Reposing at Lisheen Nursing Home this coming Friday 29th from 6pm to 8pm. Removal to The Church of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of The Miraculous Medal, Bird Ave., Clonskeagh Saturday arriving for 10am Mass. Funeral thereafter to Mount Jerome Cemetery. Donations, if desired, to Croí – Heart and Stroke Charity.


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