Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Thomas WHELAN
Alpine Heights, Clondalkin, Dublin / Rathdangan, Wicklow

Whelan, late of Alpine Heights, Clondalkin & formerly Bawnogue, Rathdangan, Co. Wicklow. June 27th 2017. (Peacefully) in the tender loving care of the staff of Signature Care Nursing Home, Killerig. Thomas, beloved husband of the late Patricia and much loved partner of Ann, beloved father to Alan, Garreth, Maurice and loving brother of Bridget, Jim, Pat, Brendan, Peadar, Martin (RIP) and Larry, grandchildren Orlaith, Darragh, Eoghan, Niall, Tadhg and Regan; will be sadly missed by his partner, sons, daughters-in-law, cousins, relatives and friends.


May he rest in peace.


Reposing at his brother Brendan’s residence in Rathdangan from 10am tomorrow, Wednesday. Removal on Thursday morning to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Killamoate for Funeral Mass at 11am followed by burial in Palmerstown Cemetery, Dublin. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society (Box in church). All enquiries to Massey Bros. on 01 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