Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Derval CONNELL
Clondalkin, Dublin

Clondalkin and New York – December 30th, 2015, (peacefully) surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness, in the loving care of the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice Harolds Cross; Derval will be very sadly missed by her heartbroken parents Charlie and Ursula, her brothers Barry and Peter, her dear friend Firat, her niece Ceileigh, her nephew Charlie, her sister-in-law Margaret and Emer, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends.


May she rest in peace.


Reposing at her home on Friday. Removal on Saturday to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin arriving at 12.15pm for 12.30pm Requiem Mass followed by cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium arriving at 3pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice. Enquiries to Massey Bros. Templeogue 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