Funeral Notices

David (Dave) BLAKE

The death has occurred of David (Dave) BLAKE
Knocklyon, Dublin

David (Dave) Blake, Knocklyon, Dublin, 09th February 2017, (suddenly) in the wonderful care of the staff of Tallaght Hospital. Beloved husband of Nuala and much loved father to Chris, eldest son of Bernadette and the Late Sean, brother to John, Derek, Garry and Philip, son-in-law to Fergus and Kay. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

May He Rest in Peace


Removal to St Colmcille’s Church, Knocklyon on Monday, 13th February, arriving for 10.00am Requiem Mass, with burial thereafter to Mount Venus Cemetery. House private please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to The Intensive Care Unit, Tallaght Hospital. 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