CCF Christmas concert dates

Upcoming concerts in aid of the Community Care Foundation

The Community Care Foundation has announced the dates of three upcoming Christmas concerts with the ‘Friends of Hope’ choir.

‘A Christmas Night’ will see some of Dublin’s most talented vocalists and musicians perform a Christmas extravaganza of music and song in a bid to raise much needed funds for the Community Care Foundation which will be used to support families in need across the city.

Under the baton of well-known musical director Damian Gallagher and featuring soloists Mary Flynn, Sharon Lyons, Kelly Hannon, Barbara Galvin, Fidelma Kelly, Gifford Whittle and Colm Lawlor, The Friends of Hope choir will present a rich tapestry of musical delights.

The dates of the three concerts are as follows:

Sunday 8th Dec. St. Aengus Church, Balrothery, Tallaght at 8pm

Admission: Adults €15, U12’s €8 (Tickets at door)

or call 085 712 2732 / 087 678 8024

Sunday 15th Dec. Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dub 22 at 8pm

Admission: Adults €20, U12’s €10

Mulled wine reception included 7.15 pm (Tickets at door)

or call 085 712 2732 / 087 678 8024

Friday 20th Dec. Christ the King Church, Cabra at 8pm

Admission: Adults €15, U12’s €8 (Tickets at door)

or call 085 712 2732 / 087 678 8024

Founders of the Community Care Foundation and Paul English said that they are overwhelmed by the level of support which singers and musicians from across Dublin have given to the charity.  “Without the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff of Massey Bros. funerals and the professional singers and musicians involved we would not be in a position to be able to put together such an ambitious series of concerts,” they said.

“Little did we think three years ago when we set up the charity that we would be performing in front of thousands of people raising funds for families in need. The money raised to date has benefitted people who are experiencing unimaginable difficulty and for many it has literally changed their lives.”

The Community Care Foundation is a registered charity which was established in 2010 by the staff of Massey Bros. Funeral Directors. This is the fifth series of concerts the charity has held to date.


Update on ease of Government restrictions on funeral services, as of Monday 10th May.

Unfortunately, it is still not possible to have a large funeral as we still navigate the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. We understand how difficult this is for you the families we serve but the safety of everyone is our priority. We must play our part in the strict adherence to these instructions.

Only immediate family and close friends should attend the funeral.

No more than 50 people are permitted to attend the funeral service or be present at the graveside. Numbers allowed in Crematoria vary, your Funeral Arranger will be able to advise on exact numbers.

The numbers who may attend gatherings in our funeral homes is limited at this time. Again, your Funeral Arranger can advise you on the numbers as it depends on the size of the funeral home.

Face masks must be worn when entering our funeral homes. It is also recommended that they are worn in churches and crematoriums. When visiting our funeral homes for your safety, we ask that you provide your contact details for the benefit of track and trace.

Those in attendance will also need to follow social distancing guidelines. This means all funeral attendees must keep a distance of 2 metres apart.

Physical interactions including shaking hands and hugging must be avoided.

Those who are self-isolating or need to restrict their movements can not attend funerals.

Many of our churches have implemented streaming services so that family and friends can view the service from home. Please ask your Funeral arranger for details.

We encourage the wider family and friends of loved ones who have passed, to leave a message of condolence on our website www.masseybros/funeral-notices/

It is essential for the safety of everyone that we act wisely and adhere to these clear instructions from our Government.

From us all at Massey Bros we would like to sincerely thank you for your co-operation during these difficult times. #Staysafe