Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Joe HARBOURNE
Knocklyon, Dublin

Harbourne, 01/12/2017, (Joe) Knocklyon, Dublin 16. Master Warden of the Company of Goldsmiths of Dublin. Peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice Harold’s Cross. Much loved husband and best friend of Betty, and Dad of Eve, Joseph, and Aaron. Joe will be sadly missed by his loving family, his wife, sons, daughter, son-in-law Crawford, daughter-in-law Lindsay, his cherished grandchildren, Hugh, Dylan, Jeanne and Sadie. Sister Ann, brother Seamus, extended family, relatives, and friends.


May He Rest In Peace.


Reposing at his residence on Sunday from 4pm-7pm. Removal on Monday morning to St. Colmcille’s Church arriving for 11 o’clock Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Mt. Venus Cemetery. House private on Monday Morning please. Family Flowers only please, donations if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice Harold’s Cross. Donation box in Church. All enquiries to Massey Bros. Templeogue Village 014907601.

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