Funeral Notices

Michael DOWLING

The death has occurred of Michael DOWLING
Lissadell Court, Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Dublin

March 7, 2015

Peacefully, in the loving care of the doctors and nurses at St. James’s Hospital, (formerly in the wonderful care of Cherry Orchard Nursing Home, Ballyfermot) beloved brother of Breda and Margaret; sadly missed by his loving sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace

Removal to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima Church, Rialto on Wednesday for 10am Funeral Mass, followed by burial immediately afterwards in Mount Jerome Cemetery. Family flowers only.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. ‘The Haven’ Crumlin Tel: (01) 454 1666.

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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