Funeral Notices

Patrick O’REILLY

The death has occurred of Patrick O’REILLY
Rathcoole, Dublin

O’REILLY, Patrick (Rathcoole) – May 18, 2016 (suddenly), beloved husband of Margaret and much loved father of Richard, Mark and Jennifer; he will be sadly missed by his loving family, daughter-in-law Gillian, grandson Colin, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace


Reposing on Sunday between 2pm and 4pm in Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Clondalkin Village. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am in the Church of the Holy Family, Rathcoole followed by burial in Newcastle Cemetery. All enquiries to Massey Bros., ph: 457 4455.


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