Funeral Notices

Rita O’BYRNE (FORMERLY GUINEY) (née Brennan)

The death has occurred of Rita O’BYRNE (FORMERLY GUINEY) (née Brennan)
Templeogue, Dublin

O’BYRNE (formerly Guiney) (née Brennan), Rita, Tempelogue, Dublin 6W. 30th May, 2016. Peacefully, in the care of the staff of St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar. Wife of the late Jack Guiney and the late Hugh O’Byrne. Deeply regretted by her loving sisters; Kathleen (Kirby), Mary (Whyte) and Bernadette (Frost), nephews and nieces, stepsons, stepdaughter, their children and grandchildren, extended family and dear friends.

May She Rest in Peace

Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Templeogue Village, on Wednesday, with removal on Wednesday evening to St. Pius X Church, College Drive, Templeogue, arriving for 5.30pm. Funeral on Thursday, after 10am Requiem Mass, to Glasnevin Cemetery. All 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