Funeral Notices

Margaret O’BRIEN (née Moran)

The death has occurred of Margaret O’BRIEN (née Moran)
Howth, Dublin / Ballyfermot, Dublin

O’BRIEN (née Moran), Margaret, February 2nd, 2016, Howth, Co. Dublin, formerly of Colepark Drive, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. Peacefully, at Beaumont Hospital. Beloved wife of Tom, much loved mother of Michael, Thomas, Susan and Paul; she will be sadly missed by her husband, sons and daughter, daughter-in-law Caroline, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, relatives and friends.


May She Rest in Peace


Reposing at Brymore Nursing Home, Howth, this Thursday afternoon and at her residence on Friday evening. Removal from her residence on Saturday morning to the Church of the Assumption, Howth, arriving for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Esker Cemetery, Lucan. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Gheel Autism Services. All enquiries to Massey Bros. Templeogue. Ph: 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