Funeral Notices

Matthew FOLEY

The death has occurred of Matthew FOLEY
Clondalkin, Dublin / Tallaght, Dublin

Foley Matthew, Clondalkin and Tallaght, December 30th 2017. Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Matthew will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his loving family and friends.


A celebration of Matthew’s life will take place on Friday at 2.30pm in Newlands Crematorium Temple, followed by cremation. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. All enquiries to Massey Bros. Clondalkin Village ph 4574455

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