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Community Care hits a high note

The Community Care Foundation was established by staff in Massey Brothers Funeral Directors five years ago to support community groups and families in need throughout the capital.

To date, the charity has raised more than €125,000, predominantly through concerts performed by the Friends of Hope Choir, which performed with the Dublin Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall this week giving the concert entitled ‘A Gift of Music’.

For more or discuss any of the information above, please contact Peter by emailing [email protected] or contact your local branch.

The Irish Independent article can be viewed here.

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.

Reposings/Wakes

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