Funeral Notices

Padraic (Pat) O’BRIEN

The death has occurred of Padraic (Pat) O’BRIEN
Templeogue, Dublin / Galway

O’Brien, Padraic (Pat), 4th December 2017, Templeogue, Dublin 6.W, formerly of Ballinderry, Co. Galway. Peacefully at Tallaght Hospital after a short illness, beloved husband of Mary and much loved dad of Donal, Helen, Neil and Cormac. Forever loved and sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughter, son-in-law Ian, daughters-in-law Marguerite, Raphaelle and Caroline, grandchildren Martin, Ciara, Aisling, Oona, Claire, Kerenza, Oscar, Rebecca, Alison and Amy, his sisters Lena (O’Gorman) and Tina (Lalor), extended family, relatives and friends.


May He Rest in Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm. Removal on Thursday morning to The Church of St. Pius X, College Drive arriving for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to the cemetery adjoining The Church of the Holy Cross, Lobinstown, Co. Meath. Donations, if desired, to St. Vincent de Paul. All further 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