Funeral Notices

Patrick (Paddy) O’SHEA

The death has occurred of Patrick (Paddy) O’SHEA
Balally Avenue, Dundrum, Dublin / Tarbert, Kerry

O’SHEA, 20th March 2017, Patrick (Paddy), Balally Avenue, Dundrum, D.14, formerly of Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Newell) and much loved father of Nora, Joan, James, John and Martin. Paddy will be sadly missed by his sons, daughters, son-in-law Adrian, daughters-in-law Sharon, Michelle and Lucy, grandchildren Sean, Lily, Joely, along with Kerri and Ellie, his brother Sean, sisters Agnes, Nora, Kathleen (dec’d) and Mary (dec’d), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a wide circle of friends, especially those at Naomh Olaf GAA Club, members of Slade Valley Golf Club and those with whom he worked with in Guinness’ for 50 years.


May he rest in peace.


Reposing at his home tomorrow, Tuesday evening, from 6.30pm – 9.00 pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally, arriving at 9.45am for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. All 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