Funeral Notices

Anna (Ann) KEEGAN (née Meighan)

The death has occurred of Anna (Ann) KEEGAN (née Meighan)

KEEGAN (née Meighan) (Dublin) – Sept. 2, 2017 (peacefully) in the wonderful care of all the staff of Newbrook Nursing Home, Mullingar, Anna (Ann) (late of Bluebell Road), beloved wife of the late Jim and mother-in-law to the late Ellie, much loved mother of Jim, David and Stephen; sadly missed by her loving sons, her brother Bill, daughters-in-law Yvonne and Kim, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her niece Helen, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.


Reposing at her son David’s home on Bluebell Avenue tomorrow, Monday, from 4 o’c. to 8 o’c. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11 o’c. in Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell, followed by burial ib Esker Cemetery, Lucan. All enquiries to Massey Bros. 01 4541666.

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