Funeral Notices

Philomena MCCLEAN (née Guinan)

The death has occurred of Philomena MCCLEAN (née Guinan)
Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Dublin / Rahan, Offaly

September 1, 2015

Peacefully at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Philomena, beloved wife of Thomas and much loved mother of Marie, Rose, Teresa, Vincent, Pauline, Tom and Patrick (deceased); she will be sadly missed by her loving family, her husband, sons and daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, her sister Eileen (Kelly), extended family, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Templeogue Village tomorrow, Thursday evening, from 4pm to 6pm. Removal on Friday to the Church of the Holy Name, Beechwood Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 arriving at 9.45am for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral afterwards in Kilkerley Cemetery, Dundalk, Co. Louth estimated time of arrival 1.30pm.

All enquiries to Massey Bros, Templeogue Village tel 01 4907601.

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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.

Reposings/Wakes

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