Funeral Notices

Paul O’DOWD

The death has occurred of Paul O’DOWD
Greystones, Wicklow / Templeogue, Dublin

Paul O’Dowd, 4th April 2017, Greystones, formerly of Templeogue, (suddenly). Loving son of Caroline and Derek and adored brother to his sister Niamh. He will be sadly missed by his heartbroken family, his mum Caroline, dad Derek, sister Niamh, stepfather Brendan, brother- in -law Enda, niece Ellen, nephews Sam and Ross, Carmel, aunts, uncles, relatives and a large circle of friends.

May he Rest in Peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village, this Friday evening from 7.00pm-9.00pm (family in attendance) and again on Saturday from 12 noon, before removal to The Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross arriving for service at 2.00pm. Family flowers only, please. All further enquiries to Massey Bros, Templeogue Village, 01 4907601.

 

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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