Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Donal HEALY
Templeogue, Dublin

HEALY Donal (Richard Donal), 30th December, 2017, Templeogue, Dublin 6W, (peacefully) in his 90th year at The Marlay Nursing Home, Rathfarnham. Beloved husband of Ita, loving father of Colm, Emer, Brendan and Róisín, grandfather of Oisín, Niall, Eoin, Kate, Íosold, Marita and Fiachra. Very sadly missed by his family, his brother Seán, sister Úna, sisters-in-law Delma, Patricia and Kathleen, daughter-in-law Fiona, sons-in-law Tom & Liam, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.


Reposing at his residence this Monday evening from 4 o’clock with prayers at 7 o’clock. Removal this Tuesday morning to St. Pius X Church, College Drive, Terenure arriving for 12 o’clock requiem Mass, followed by burial in Kilmashogue Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Enquiries to Massey Bros., 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