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Massey Bros. help raise €4,000 for the Community Care Foundation

Friends and supporters of the Community Care Foundation joined lead sponsor Massey Bros. at the charity’s Golf Day recently held at Newlands Golf Club. And, with almost 130 players divided into 32 teams, there was stiff competition for the many prizes on offer!

The day ended with a buffet meal, an auction and live entertainment provided by artists from the Community Care Foundation Choir including renowned composer and pianist Damien Gallagher, Colm Lalor, Gifford Whittle and Barbara Sheridan.

Thanks also to: The Finlay Group, Duffy Coach Builders, McSorley’s of Ranelagh, Skoda Ireland, Liam Whelan Chauffeur Drive, Tom Kilmartin & Son, Will Ryan Ltd., Hymphrey Lynch Ltd., Arbour Blooms, J. P. Ward Chauffeur Hire, Ward Funeral Services Ballybay, Mount Jerome Cemetery, Ned Sweeney Funeral Directors, A & M Gearbox Centre, Harbour Radiators, O’Leary Insurance, Fyffes Bananas, SuperValu, Mercedes MSL, Tipperary Water, The Business Depot and Heineken Ireland. ​

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