Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Erica Ní DRAIGHNEAIN
Clondalkin, Dublin

Erica Ní Draighneain (Clondalkin) August 13th 2016, peacefully, following a bravely fought battle, and in the wonderful care of the staff of St. John’s Ward, Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin. Erica, aged 5; dearly beloved daughter of Natasha and Ciaran, much loved sister of Layla, doted granddaughter of Kathleen, Seamus, Norma and Brian. Sadly missed by her loving mam, dad, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


On Tuesday, 16th August, Erica will travel to The Immaculate Conception Church, Clondalkin for funeral mass at 12 noon to celebrate her amazing life, followed by cremation at Newlands Crematorium.


Please don’t wear black. Erica loved colours.

House strictly private. Family flowers only. Donation box at church, in lieu of flowers, to Aoibheann’s Pink Tie National Children’s Cancer Charity.


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