Funeral Notices

Rose WHELAN (née Christie)

The death has occurred of Rose WHELAN (née Christie)


Peacefully at James Conneolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown. Beloved wife of the late Patrick Whelan, she will be very sadly missed by her loving family, brothers Charles and Seamus, sisters Marie and Betty, sisters-in-law Una, Patricia and Margaret, brothers-in-law Michael and John nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, relatives and friends.

Rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Main Street, Finglas on Monday, 17th February. Removal to the Church of the Annunciation, Finglas West on Tuesday for funeral mass at 10am followed by burial to Glasnevin Cemetery.

All enquiries to Massey Bros., Main Street, Finglas tel 01-8361011


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