Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Shane KENNA
Old Bawn, Tallaght, Dublin

KENNA, Shane, 28th February 2017, Old Bawn, Tallaght, D.24, formerly of Trinity College and Kilmainham Gaol. Peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Loving son of Olive and the late James. Shane will be sadly missed by his mam, his fiancee Edel, brother John and his wife Lisa, nieces Darcy Mae and Lily Mae, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and a wide circle of friends.

May he rest in peace.

Removal to St. Dominic’s Church, Tallaght on Saturday morning arriving for 9.30am Requiem Mass, funeral thereafter to Newlands Cross Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross.

House Private

All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue Village, Ph: 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