Funeral Notices

Brian HART

The death has occurred of Brian HART
Straffan and formerly Whitehall, Dublin 9, Dublin
Jan. 5, 2014, (suddenly), Brian, beloved son of the late John and Betty and devoted partner and best friend of Alison (Browne); will be deeply missed by his loving partner, sisters Marie (O’Regan) and Anna (Heffernan), brother-in-law Michael, godchild David, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, the Browne family, relatives and friends and his beloved dog Ellie.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at his home. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, at 11am in St. Brigid’s Church, Straffan, followed by Cremation at Newland’s Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust Ireland.

Enquiries to Masssy Bros, on 4574455.

Date Published: Monday 6th January 2014

Date of Death: Sunday 5th January 2014

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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