Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Thomas SWAYNE
Clondalkin, Dublin / Stradbally, Laois

Swayne, Thomas, Clondalkin and formerly Stradbally, Co Laois, December 9th 2017, Peacefully after a short illness. Beloved husband of Patricia and much loved father of Paul, Lisa, Olivia and Emma. Thomas will be forever loved and deeply missed by his wife and family, his brothers Larry, Pat and Joe, his sisters Elizabeth, Marie, Gwen, Dorrie and Rita, sons-in-law Gerard, Ivan and Paul, daughter-in-law Paula, his adored grandchildren Luke, Evan, Ruby, Polly, Evie, Lennon and Louie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.


May he Rest in Peace.


Reposing at his home on Sunday between 3 o clock and 7 o clock. (house private at all other times). Funeral Mass on Monday at 11.30 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin followed by burial in Oughvale Cemetery, Stradbally Co Laois, Family Flowers only please, Donations if desired to Laura Lynn foundation (Donation Box will be in Church) All enquiries to Massey Bros, ph 01 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