Funeral Notices

Valentine (Val) KEALY

The death has occurred of Valentine (Val) KEALY
Croftwood Crescent and formerly of Gurteen Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin, and Irish Rail, Tara Street
Jan. 6, 2014,

After a short illness bravely borne, son of the late Bridget and Thomas, beloved and devoted husband of Bernie and adored and loving father of Sandra, Jonathan and Peter; very sadly missed by his heartbroken wife and family, brothers, sisters, daughter-in-law Teresa, grandchildren Emily, Ruby and Lexi, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces extended family, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his home. Funeral on Thursday after 10am Mass in St. Matthew’s Church, Ballyfermot to Palmerstown Cemetery. Enquiries to Massey Bros 6778902.

May he rest in peace

Date Published: Tuesday 7th January 2014

Date of Death: Monday 6th January 2014

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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.


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