Funeral Notices

Ciaran GILLESPIE

The death has occurred of Ciaran GILLESPIE
Beaumont, Dublin / Stillorgan, Dublin

11th March 2018,

Peacefully in the kind and gentle care of the doctors and nurses in Blackrock Clinic. Deeply regretted by his loving family, his wife Therese (née Glendon) daughters Robyn and Stephanie and his beloved granddaughter Penelope, son-in-law Jordan, Stephanie’s fiancé Adrian, brothers Paul, David, Kenneth and Ian, sister Aileen, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, 5 Newtown Park, Blackrock on Wednesday between 5pm and 7pm. Removal on Thursday morning to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Foxrock for 11.00am Requiem Mass with burial thereafter in Shanganagh Cemetery. Click here to view the live stream of the funeral.

A Strong character

Gone to rest

Massey Bros. Blackrock

5 Newtown Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 X308

Massey Bros. Blackrock

5 Newtown Park, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin, A94 X308

Tel: 01 280 4454
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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