Funeral Notices

Thomas (Tom) RYAN

The death has occurred of Thomas (Tom) RYAN
Rathcoole, Dublin

Jan. 18, 2014,

Peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff at Beechpark Nursing Home, Kildare, Thomas (Tom), dearly beloved husband of Eileen and much loved father of James, John, Thomas, Mary, Vincent, Helen, Antoinette and Caroline; will be sadly missed by his loving wife and family, sister Bridget, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Reposing tomorrow, Monday, at his home from 5pm with Prayers at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon in the Church of the Holy Family, Rathcoole followed by Burial in Saggart Cemetery.

Date Published: Sunday 19th January 2014

Date of Death: Saturday 18th 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