Funeral Notices

Gerard (Gerry) SMYTH

The death has occurred of Gerard (Gerry) SMYTH
late of Meathville Tce, The Coombe, Dublin

Smyth (Dublin) August 11th, 2017 peacefully in the wonderful care of all the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Gerard (Gerry) late of Meathville Tce, The Coombe. Beloved father of Mary Jane and Des. Sadly missed by his loving children, family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Our Lady’s Hospice on Tuesday. Funeral Mass on Wednesday in Church of St. Nicholas of Myra, Francis Street at 11 o’clock, followed by burial to Mount Jerome Cemetery. All enquires to Massey Bros 01 4541666

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.

Reposings/Wakes

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