Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Damien STRAIN
Templeogue, Dublin

Strain, Damien, 26th April 2017, Templeogue, peacefully, following a long illness surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his Mum Norah. He will be sadly missed by his family, his darling son Evan, father Séamus, his partner Rose, sister Catriona, brother-in-law Gerard, uncles, cousins (especially Shaun), relatives, neighbours and friends.

May He Rest in Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village Friday from 4o’c to 7o’c. Removal on Saturday to The Church of St Pius X, College Drive, Templeogue arriving for 11o’c Requiem Mass with burial thereafter to Kilmashogue Cemetery, Edmondstown. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to RNLI or Our Lady’s Hospice. All further enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue 01 4907601.


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