Funeral Notices

Clare LANGAN (née McDonnell)

The death has occurred of Clare LANGAN (née McDonnell)

5th February 2014, (peacefully) in the loving care of her family. Clare, beloved wife of the late William and loving mother of Billy, David, Siobhan, Audrey, and Jacinta. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Brothers Funeral Home, The Coombe. Removal tomorrow, Friday, to St. Patrick’s Church, Ringsend arriving at 5.30pm. Funeral on Saturday following 10am Requiem Mass to Deansgrange Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to the National Council for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI).

All enquiries to Massey Brothers Templeogue Village. Tel; 4907601.

“Safe in the arms of Jesus and Saint Rita”.

Date Published: Thursday 6th February 2014


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