The death has occurred of Francis (Frank) GILLIGAN
Templeogue, Dublin

GILLIGAN, Francis (Frank), 7th January 2017, Templeogue, D6W, (Editorial Secretary of Irish Independent Newspaper) (Peacefully) after a long illness. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Rita, sons Brian, Conor and Ronan, much loved granddaughters Ciara and Shonagh, sister Una, extended family, relatives and friends.


May he Rest in Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village tomorrow, Tuesday evening from 4.30pm to 6pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to St. Pius X Church, College Drive, Terenure arriving at 9.50am for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Kilmashogue Cemetery. Family flowers only please. House private. All enquiries to Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village, Ph 01 4907601.

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