Funeral Notices

Frances KEELY (née O’Toole)

The death has occurred of Frances KEELY (née O’Toole)
Leixlip, Kildare / Ballymount, Dublin

The death has occurred of Frances Keely (nee O’Toole) Leixlip, Co. Kildare (originally from Ballymount, Co. Dublin). Frances died peacefully in her daughter’s home. Beloved wife of the late Liam Keely and loving mother of Nora, Frances & Patricia. Sadly missed by her daughters, sons-in-law, Kevin, Donal & Darren and grandchildren Aisling, Etain, Daragh, Caoimhe, Siobhan & Kate, her brothers, sisters & in-Laws, Celia, Vincent, Maire & Liam, Monica, Evelyn & Paddy, Christopher & Maire, Domnic, John & Jeanette, all her nieces & nephews and extended family and friends.


Rest in Peace


Reposing at her home in Leixlip tomorrow, Saturday, 7th October, from 6pm. Removal to the Church of Our Lady’s Nativity, Leixlip on Sunday, 8th October, at 5.30pm with Requiem Mass on Monday, 9th October, at 11am followed by cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society and Our Lady’s Hospice, Blackrock – donation box in church.


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