Funeral Notices

George WHELAN

Whelan. Dublin. 12th August 2014. Peacefully in THE LOVING care of the staff in the Elm Ward, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. Also to the Palliative carers of St.Francis Hospice, Raheny. Late of C.I.E. Inchicore, Navan Road, Dublin 7 and formerly of Marian Park, Blackrock. George, loving son of the late Ernest and Emily Whelan. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Betty and Silvia, brothers Alfie and Buddy. Deeply regretted by his brothers-in-law Charlie, Willie and Padraig, sister-in-law Francis, extended family, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and his many friends.

May he REST in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, 88A New Cabra Road tomorrow, Thursday. Removal on Friday morning from funeral home to St. Michan’s Church, (C.O.I.) Church Street, arriving at 10.50am for 11am FUNERAL SERVICE, followed by cremation in Glasnevin Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to St.Francis Hospice, Raheny and the Elm Ward, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. All enquires to Massey Bros.Cabra 01-8389774.

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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.

Reposings/Wakes

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