Funeral Notices

Anna CHRISTLE (née Callanan)

The death has occurred of Anna CHRISTLE (née Callanan)
Templeogue, Dublin / Craughwell, Galway

CHRISTLE, (née Callanan) Anna, Templeogue, Dublin and formerly of Ballylin, Craughwell, Co. Galway and ex-ESB. March 21, 2017, (peacefully) after a short illness battled bravely in the wonderful care of the staff of the Beacon Hospital. Pre-deceased by her sister Pauline. Beloved wife and best friend of Colm and much loved mother of Orla, Colm, Aoife, Cormac and Cillín. Sadly missed by her loving family, her sons-in-law Mick and John, daughter-in-law Linda, grandchildren Anna, Eoin, Orla and Aidan, sisters Kay and Carmel, brothers John, Michael and Fr. Patrick, extended family, relatives and friends.

May she Rest in Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village tomorrow, Thursday evening, from 5pm to 7pm. Removal Friday afternoon to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan arriving for 1.30pm Requiem Mass. Burial thereafter to Kilmashogue Cemetery, Rathfarnham. All enquiries to Massey Bros., tel: 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