Funeral Notices

Professor Michael Joseph (Joe) CARROLL

The death has occurred of Professor Michael Joseph (Joe) CARROLL
Baggot Lane, Dublin 4, Dublin

15th January, 2018

(peacefully) surrounded by family and the kind and gentle care of the staff of Ailesbury Nursing Home. Beloved husband of the late Bernie, much loved father of Paul and Brian. Joe will be very sadly missed by his family and treasured grandchildren Roo, Kate, Tom, Eilish, and Orla, daughters in law Marie and Claire, extended family including Nora, Damien, Jacqueline, Shaun, and a wide circle of friends.

May he Rest In Peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, 5 Newtown Park, Blackrock on Friday, 19th January, between 5pm and 7pm. Removal on Saturday morning to St. Mary’s Church, Haddington Road for 10.00am Requiem Mass with cremation thereafter in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to a charity of your choice.

Massey Bros. Blackrock

5 Newtown Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 X308

Massey Bros. Blackrock

5 Newtown Park, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin, A94 X308

Tel: 01 280 4454
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333


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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.


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