Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of William HIGGINS
Walkinstown, Dublin
31st Dec. – 2013.

Peacefully, at home. Father of the late Liam; he will be sadly missed by his loving wife Violet, his much loved children Jack, Anne, Marie, Gerard, and David, his grandchildren, great grandchildren, his brother and sisters, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, and a wide circle of friends.

May He Rest In Peace.

House Private. Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 10am in The Church of The Assumption Walkinstown followed by burial immediately afterwards to Palmerstown Cemetery.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. ‘The Haven’ 177 Crumlin Road, Crumlin (01) 4533333.

Date Published: Thursday 2nd January 2014

Date of Death: Tuesday 31st December 2013


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