Funeral Notices

Carmel WARD (née English)

The death has occurred of Carmel WARD (née English)
St Ronan’s, Clondalkin, Dublin

Ward (nee English) Carmel, St Ronan’s, Clondalkin, December 29th 2017, peacefully at St James’ Hospital. Beloved wife of Harry and much loved Mother of Joanne, Tanya and Jessica. Devoted Nanny to Shannon, Kelsey, Reece, Alex and Abbie.Will be forever loved and sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law Mark and Declan, extended family and friends.

May She Rest in Peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Clondalkin Village, on Tuesday between 4pm and 6pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 11am in St Peter the Apostle Church, Neilstown, followed by cremation at Newlands Crematorium. All enquiries to Massey Bros., 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