Funeral Notices

Mary GIBBONS (née Cosgrove)

The death has occurred of Mary GIBBONS (née Cosgrove)
Brittas, Dublin / Strandhill, Sligo

Gibbons (nee Cosgrove) Brittas, Co. Dublin & formerly Strandhill, Co. Sligo, July 22nd 2017, peacefully. Mary, beloved wife of Kevin & loving mother to Lisa will be sadly missed by her loving family, sisters, brother, extended family & friends.

May she rest in peace.

Reposing at her home on Monday from 4 o’ clock and all day Tuesday with prayer service at 6pm Monday. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11 o’clock in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Saggart, followed by burial in Manor, Kilbride Cemetery, Co. Wicklow. All enquiries to Massey Bros. on 01 4574455.


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