Funeral Notices

Catherine KIERNAN (née Cunnane)

The death has occurred of Catherine KIERNAN (née Cunnane)
Knocklyon, Dublin

Catherine Kiernan (neé Cunnane) 25th April 2016, Knocklyon, Dublin 16, peacefully passed in the wonderful care of the staff of St James’s Hospital. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, her beloved husband Sean, sons John and Kenneth, Mam Bridget, daughter of the Late Tom Cunnane, sister Mary and brother’s John and Paddy, daughter-in-law Tara, extended family, relatives neighbours and friends.


May she Rest in Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Templeogue on Wednesday 27th April from 5pm to 8pm with removal to Terenure College Chapel, Thursday 28th April arriving for 9.30am Mass. Funeral thereafter to Mount Venus Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research Ireland. House private please. All further enquiries to Massey Bros, Templeogue, 01 4907601.


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