Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Robert FARRELL
Newcastle, Dublin

Farrell, Robert, Newcastle, November 30th 2017 , Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at St Gabriel’s Ward, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross. Beloved husband of Rowena and much loved daddy of Roan and Josh, Robert will be forever loved and sadly missed by his wife, sons, his parents Oliver and Marie, his brother Darren, his nephews Callum & Stephen, mother-in-law Soledad, sisters-in-law Normie and Karen, relatives, extended family, work colleagues and his many friends in Ireland and the Philippines.


May he rest in peace.


Reposing at his home on Saturday from 3 o clock and all day Sunday. Funeral Mass on Monday morning at 11 o clock in St Finian’s Church, Newcastle followed by burial in Newcastle Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, (Donation box will be in Church). All Enquiries to Massey Brothers, Clondalkin Village, ph 4574455.

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