Funeral Notices

Josephine (Josie) O’SHEA (née Ryan)

The death has occurred of Josephine (Josie) O’SHEA (née Ryan)

O’Shea (née Ryan) Josephine (Josie), 11.05.17, following a long illness borne with dignity and grace died peacefully at St. James’ Connolly Hospital. Beloved wife of Tim & cherished mother of Susan, Carrie, Tadhg and Joanne. Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, family and dear friends.


Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home in Lucan on Sunday from 4pm to 6pm. Funeral Mass on Monday morning in St. Philomena’s Church, Palmerstown at 10am followed by burial in Kilmashogue Cemetery. All further enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue Village, 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